Strong Suit 281: Combining Fulltime & Parttime Employees

Can an old dog learn new tricks?
Erick Eidus is betting they can.
He’s CEO of PupPod, which he founded 4 years ago.
Based in Kirkland Washington, they’ve created a smartphone-connected puzzle toy for dogs.
When dogs interact with it, they earn food rewards from a bluetooth-connected dispenser
Previously, Erick was with Microsoft and Motorola. Now he’s raised outside funding to scale PupPod.
In this episode, Erick shares how he’s built a virtual team of employees, some part-time & some full-time. And he reveals the biggest learnings & mistakes as you do the same.

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“Jeff has recruited Rockstars and built winning cultures for 25 years. Finally, he shows us how!” —Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group Venture Capital