NAME OF STARTUP: Sesh
FOUNDED IN (Year): 2019
FOUNDER’S NAME: David Dorfman
THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:
in a new remote world, professionals, 23-40, struggle to pitch, present and speak persuasively bad communication skills prevent career growth, costing these young professionals time, money and opportunity
THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:
David is a proven business leader with over 18 years of international business and development experience across disciplines.
He has served as a strategic advisor to many startup founders and teams and has helped raise $60M+ in funding for early stage ventures, technology transfer and licensing, laboratory research, capital investment, scholarship, and research programs cauri is a technologist, futurist and instructor with over 26 years building green field technology and training business teams at startups and fortune 100 companies.
He has led over 100 tech projects in Europe and America from gesture controlled technology to the augmented reality department at National Geographic.
He specializes in frontier tech that helps companies solve intractable problems with nascent technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented/virtual reality as an avid technologist and entrepreneur, Kevin began writing code at age nine and his software has since contributed to several high-profile entertainment, infrastructure and publishing systems.
He began his career in computer switch maintenance for the U.S. Air Force and soon went on to contribute to the creation of the world’s first Content Delivery Network (CDN), which is still deployed over 20 years later as the Century Link CDN. He was a core team member at Sandpiper Networks, which was acquired for $1.1 billion
WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:
Management consultants, technology strategy consultants, B2B experts
LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key lessons from your startup journey you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:
Sesh’s AI-powered business coach for professionals improves all the skills that matter to help them win, engage and retain clients – in a few minutes a day.
Using multi-modal analysis, including video, audio and language, Sesh offers a personalized immersive coaching experience to hone such skills as communication, leadership, management, grit, decision making and more.
Co-founders David Dorfman, Cauri Jaye and Kevin Woolery, and the Sesh team, created Sesh to serve as a scalable and affordable soft skill coach.
Sesh transforms individuals and teams into the best versions of themselves with a vision to improve communications globally. The Sesh platform makes essential coaching available at scale.
HQ City: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Website URL: https://www.gosesh.com/
Number of Employees: 1-5