What is a B2B to C Model and Why Does it Work So Well? Speaking with Shaunak Roy of Yellowdig: an active learning platform

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Published Jul 24, 2022, 11:00 PM

Shaunak Roy joins Ryan in this episode. Shaunak is the CEO and founder of Yellowdig, an active learning platform adopted by hundreds of colleges and universities. Yellowdig have a unique approach to sales and revenue, they use what they call the B2B to C Model, with a majority inbound sales method and work alongside the distinctive traits of the education space to grow and scale.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Yellowdig creates connected learning environments, regardless of where students/teachers are located. It creates a unique user experience that doesn’t exist online or a physical classroom either.
  • Shaunak had always known he wanted to start his own company, he also knew that if he did create a company he wanted it to be scalable. This is why he wanted to create  problem-solving technology.
  • Shaunak started to learn everything he could about building a product, business models and the education space. It was a tremendous learning experience for him as he started to build Yellowdig.
  • Yellowdig’s first product wasn’t a success but the schools loved the concept, so they went back to the drawing board to make it better.
  • Yellowdig are a B2B to C company. This means that they go directly to the user of their technology and give them a pilot. If they then like this, they then use them to champion the school/administrator to buy the product.
  • The majority of Yellowdig’s leads are inbound, via faculty members referring and user webinars.
  • As the education sector trust largely on referrals, Yellowdig are careful not to be to ‘salesy’ towards them. This is a group that doesn’t like to feel like they are being sold to.
  • Gathering useful feedback from users is essential to Yellowdig’s progress. Education is a very impact driven space to they want to ensure they can give all the facts and measures to their clients.

 

BEST MOMENTS

 “I’ve always wanted to start a company which is why I did”

The B2C to C is essentially an extension of B2B”

“Raising money is a big question, especially for saas companies”

"It's a change in mindset, a lot of institutions are old school so you have to be patient with them"

 

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EPISODE RESOURCES

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaunak-roy-65231b

https://www.yellowdig.co/profile/88adc34e-9c40-41eb-9adc-5f06046ad8e8/profile

 

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