Don’t Just Dream It – Do It! Creating Explosive Growth – with Ike Kehal Singh

Ike Kehal is the CEO of Social27, a virtual event platform that has been helping businesses connect digitally throughout the pandemic and beyond.

In this episode Ike joins Ryan to talk about how he bootstrapped his way to a million dollar valuation, and then within three years grew to over $15 million through product-led growth with a sales team of only five people. It’s an incredible story, and Ike’s here to share it with you today!

When you work at a large organization such as Microsoft, never discount the access you have to the amazing minds who have made that company what it is.
The best way to grow a business around a certain product is not to dream about it all day. You need to be out there in the field, building relationships and understanding the pain points of your prospective client base.
Overnight success is never quite that easy. The businesses that see explosive growth are the ones with a clear purpose and a solution that the market has been waiting for, but it’s always built on the back of years of clarity of vision.
When you grow a company, you have to do so from a customer perspective, reigning in talent that will ignite and accelerate your customer experience in a positive way. The pandemic has meant that talented remote workers can be sourced from around the world.


‘I got a good understanding of how you take strategies and you globalize them’

‘I always had enterprise in my soul’

‘We have one foot in the real world and one foot in the product development world’

‘We had a very clear vision’


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Ike Kehal is the CEO of Social27, a virtual event platform that has been helping businesses connect digitally throughout the pandemic and beyond. Ike started his professional career at Microsoft where he focused on partner programs and marketing. He went on to co-found and/or run four successful organizations, eventually starting Social27. Ike has been working in the B2B Marketing industry for over 13 years with a specialty working with virtual and hybrid events.


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