In this episode of The SaaS Brand Strategy Show, DashLX co-founder Adam Stepanovic relays the struggles and breakthroughs associated with defining and establishing the Lived Experience (LX) category, and how the work of DRMG assisted in that journey.
How is it that a category-founding idea, with product-market fit, paying customers, and an all-star advisory board gets zero bites from 150 funding pitches?
Then what changed that helped them secure a $2.5 million seed round in a down market?
DashLX (formerly PWR Lab) had identified a real need, develop proprietary technology to enable the solution to that need, and had caught the attention of major brands, but how they were telling and selling their story failed to engage and excite the types of investors that a disruptive, tech-based, category-defining idea should.
No one was buying what they were selling, because they were selling product, technology, features, and short-term market opportunities. That disconnect was crippling their ability to evolve and grow, because that’s not what funders fund.
With help from DRMG, DashLX’s team was able to develop the proper context from which to tell and sell the story about the idea and the opportunity. Through the work, they were able to name the new category, Lived Experience (LX).
In this episode of The SaaS Brand Strategy Show, DashLX co-founder Adam Stepanovic relays the struggles and breakthroughs associated with defining and establishing the Lived Experience (LX) category, and how the work of DRMG assisted in that journey. We discuss the history of DashLX, from the inception of the business idea, to the road to their first customers, to our collaborative creation of the Lived Experience (LX) category in tandem with Christopher Lochhead from Play Bigger, Category Pirates, and The Lochhead on Marketing Podcast.
Strap in for the ride as we grill Adam on his team's most recent peak, their $2.5 million seed round, and the very beginning of their road to even more legendary greatness. If you're curious about the benefits of SaaS Brand Strategy, Adam's tale will help clear up any questions or concerns.
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