Podcast with Elliot Katz – Co-Founder and CBO of Phantom Auto

On Season 6 Episode 6 of Think Like A Founder, SNP Communication’s Co-Founder and CEO, Maureen Taylor, interviews Elliot Katz. Elliot Katz is the Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Phantom Auto.

Phantom Auto’s goal is to solve the labor shortage in logistics by enabling people to drive vehicles remotely from thousands of miles away.

Podcast with Elliot Katz - Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Phantom Auto

I was somewhat glibe you could say, right? All I knew a hundred percent is that I was obsessed with this idea. And if I didn’t do it…this was the one thing in my life that I felt like if I didn’t do…I would regret it for the rest of my life. I think going back, if I had known the odds in just how hard it is to raise money and hire and find that product market fit and find those initial customers, I probably wouldn’t have done it. So, I really, in hindsight, I think I had the benefit of being somewhat of a newb, and that helped me.

–  Elliot Katz

On this episode of Think Like a Founder, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Elliot Katz’s thoughts on…

  • The benefits of being a “newb”
  • The realities of a sink-or-swim environment
  • Learning from rejection

Check out more from Elliot Katz on LinkedIn. Learn more about Phantom Auto on their company website.

Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there.

Missed the last episode? Find Think Like A Founder Season 6 Episode 5 here.


Series Producer: Mike Sullivan

Sound Design: Marc Ream 

Content and Scripting: Catherine Hardy and Jaselin Drown

Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas

Thanks also to Róisín Hunt, Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

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