Announcing the Winners of the INBOUND23 Million Dollar Pitch Competition
🏆 The results are in!
We’re thrilled to announce that Quinn Favret, Founder and COO at Tavus and Arjun Mahadevan, Founder and CEO at doola, both won the first-ever INBOUND Million Dollar Pitch competition hosted by HubSpot for Startups and HubSpot Ventures.
With innovation and potential at its core, the event showcased some of the brightest minds in the SaaS startup world. While the initial plan was to grant a strategic investment from HubSpot Ventures to a single winner, the phenomenal business cases presented by the finalists compelled the esteemed panel of judges to recognize both Tavus and doola as the competition winners.
“Tavus and doola impressed us, the judges, and the audience with their unique and innovative ideas at the HubSpot Ventures and HubSpot for Startups Million Dollar Pitch Competition at INBOUND,” said Brandon Greer, Head of HubSpot Ventures. “We are so excited to have the opportunity to invest in both of these exceptional companies and we can’t wait to see the exciting impact they’re poised to make.”
MEET THE WINNERS
Quinn Favret, Founder and COO at Tavus
Founded in 2021 by Quinn Favret and his co-founder Hassaan Raza, Tavus is revolutionizing the way brands drive engagement and build connections through AI-generated personalized videos of its users. With Tavus, a single recording can be automatically transformed into a limitless number of personalized AI-generated videos of the user, without ever recording again. Each video can be automatically customized with variables unique to each recipient, allowing Tavus’ customers to inspire loyalty and encourage conversions on a massive scale. In a world where attention is scarce and authentic connections are hard to achieve, Tavus sits at the forefront of video personalization, wielding a groundbreaking product advantage.
“The expertise, and industry experience, that HubSpot provides is unparalleled. While we continue to build the next generation of marketing technology, this partnership will be fundamental in providing a world class experience (and results!) for Tavus and HubSpot users by providing the best educational resources to our users and deepening our technical integration.” - Quinn Favret, Founder and COO at Tavus
Arjun Mahadevan, Founder and CEO at doola
doola started with a dream – instead of cobbling together multiple solutions to form a company and feel like you’ve been “thrown to the wolves” post-formation to fend for yourself, what if you could have a partner that’s with you for the long term? Enter doola – a “Business-in-a-Box” for LLCs. doola simplifies the process of turning your dream idea into your dream business, making the process "click easy" for aspiring entrepreneurs. From company formation to obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and opening and managing bank accounts, doola streamlines every step. With the innovation economy flourishing, doola supports business builders of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds in their entrepreneurial endeavors by allowing them to focus on their crafts while the platform seamlessly takes care of necessary backend business management functions.
“As doola supports the next generation of founders, solopreneurs, and side hustlers in not just starting, but running and growing their businesses, there is an immense amount to learn from HubSpot. The ability to more tightly integrate with HubSpot to help our customers increases the likelihood that they’ll succeed.” - Arjun Mahadevan, Founder and CEO at doola
STARTUP SUCCESS, LASTING IMPACT
The Million Dollar Pitch Competition was a testament to the exceptional talent and innovation inherent in the world of SaaS-based startups. Tavus and doola — along with the other 4 finalists — are poised to disrupt and revolutionize their respective industries. We look forward to the continued success of all of the participating startups as they work to make a lasting impact on millions of businesses that are growing better.
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