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Journey From Carpentry to ConTech CEO That Raised $13.6 Million | Fraser Patterson

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How do you go from dusty job sites to a Silicon Valley boardroom?

In this episode, we meet Fraser Patterson – Founder and CEO at Skillit, a New York based con-tech company that’s changing the way construction businesses find skilled workforce.   

His journey began in a Hogwarts-like boarding school in Scotland. After finishing education, he became a carpenter, where he came face-to-face with the frustrations of outdated hiring practices in the construction industry. This sparked the Aha moment. He found Skillit, an online platform helping construction businesses find skilled workers from the palm of their hands. The concept attracted millions in venture capital.  

Fraser's success is proof that technology is starting to replace the rusty old ways of construction. He shows that groundbreaking ideas can come from anywhere, and the right mix of research, audacity, and data can bring change to giant industries.

Join us as we listen to Fraser's extraordinary path and get a peek into the future of construction recruitment.

Tune in and learn why:

  • Data is the new oil. The massive impact of data on long-standing, rigid sectors like the construction industry
  • Finding the right Founder-Investor Fit is key to long-term success  
  • Progress requires a deep understanding of how the world works, and not just raw brain power
  • The biggest problems create the biggest opportunities
  • Innovation begins outside the comfort zone: Why your life-changing idea may come from the most unexpected place

And much more ..

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Timestamps:

(00:00:00-00:02:35) Intro

(00:02:35-00:06:40) Fraser's Journey

(00:06:40-00:16:00) Software As A Business

(00:16:00-00:24:40) How Construction Sector Is Revolutionized

(00:24:40-00:31:25) Make or Break For Someone Building A Product In Construction

(00:31:25-00:49:29) Experience of Raising Money

(00:49:29-00:52:21) Number One Skill That A CEO Should Learn

(00:52:21-00:53:08) Outro

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