16: Chris Matthews, VP Marketing - Mayfield Robotics

Chris Matthews, VP of Marketing for Mayfield Robotics, talks with Andy about his experience launching Kuri at CES, “aha” vs. “of course” features, marketing and product alignment, and using AirBnB for in-the-field testing.

Chris' Drink

Negroni (Bon Appetit)

Ingredients
2 tbsp gin
2 tbsp Campari
2 tbsp sweet vermouth
1 orange twist

Combine gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth in an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass; stir gently and garnish with an orange twist. More-formal types prefer it straight up in a Martini glass. 

Links

Chris Matthews (Twitter: @matthewscd)
Mayfield Robotics (Website)
Kuri (Website)
Specialized (Website)

 

13: Sean Harris, Head of Marketing - eero

Sean Harris, Head of Marketing for eero, joins Andy to talk about the origin of the name of the company, launching a new brand in a crowded space, and how he jumped into marketing after being an investment banker and a consultant.

"Silicon Valley has potentially neglected the creative side"

"You have to have a certain DNA to care about your customers"

"Get good at telling stories. We actually have storytelling as an internal value"

Sean's Drink

Gin Martini (GQ)

2.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
0.5oz Dry Vermouth
Lemon (slice and peel)
Ice

Pour gin, vermouth into a cocktail shaker. Shake briefly and strain into a martini glass. Moisten martini glass with lemon slice and garnish with lemon peel.

Links

Sean Harris (Twitter: @mrseanharris)
eero (Website, Twitter: @geteero)
eero's Product Hunt page (Website)
Eero Saarinen (Wikipedia)
Gateway Arch St. Louis (Website)
Hotel Tonight (Website)