Vancouver Tech Podcast Ep.76: Jonathan Natavio, CEO and founder of Porter

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Porter CEO and founder Jonathan Natavio joins host Drew Ogryzek and shares his startup story from student to intern to founding a company.

Porter is a tech-enabled concierge platform helping companies and working professionals take care of their day-to-day tasks. Handling chores such as dog walking, grocery shopping, alcohol delivery, Ikea purchase and assembly, and several others you might expect.

While the ease of use makes Porter a no-brainer for the consumer, vendor partners find value in having more volume driven to their businesses for free (provided these vendor partners maintain excellent service records with Porter’s customers and with their own).

Natavio started out with an idea in 2015, and launched in 2016. Starting with an idea he felt could really dominate the market, Natavio incorporated in February 2016. He admits it took him about three months to hand-craft a minimum viable product. With a background in digital marketing, Natavio reached for WordPress, his tool of choice for the task of validating the market.


Theme music by A Shell In The Pit from the game Parkitect

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Drew Ogryzek

Drew Ogryzek

As a software developer, lead organizer of HackerNest Vancouver, organizer of the Vancouver Tech Meetup, and founder of the Vancouver Tech Podcast, Drew is very active in Vancouver's tech community. Find him on Twitter at @drew_bro