Oct. 7, 2021

#55 Superhuman: Building the Fastest Email Client in the World | Vivek Sodera, Co-Founder

#55 Superhuman: Building the Fastest Email Client in the World | Vivek Sodera, Co-Founder

In Episode #55, we explore building the fastest email client in the world. We’re joined by Vivek Sodera, co-founder of Superhuman. We cover early failures and learnings as a CEO, empathy and the CEO role, and building an amazing team.


In Episode #55, we explore building the fastest email client in the world. We’re joined by Vivek Sodera, co-founder of Superhuman. We cover early failures and learnings as a CEO, empathy and the CEO role, and building an amazing team.

“I'm a big believer that a startup, at the end of the day, is a series of experiments to unlock some type of learning or user psychology.” – Vivek Sodera

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CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to building the fastest email client in the world. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:01:40) – Vivek’s background and road to entrepreneurship
  • (00:06:55) – On early failure and learnings as a CEO
  • (00:12:41) – Vivek’s connection with Rahul Vohra and Superhuman
  • (00:18:01) – The many roles of the non-CEO co-founder
  • (00:25:41) – Advice for entrepreneurs
  • (00:28:44) – Empathy and the CEO role
  • (00:33:08) – Building an amazing team
  • (00:39:05) – Failure is life’s greatest teacher

ABOUT SUPERHUMAN

Superhuman is the fastest email client in the world. Their Series C valued the company at $825 million. Their mission is to help the world's busiest people, including doctors, lawyers, and executives, get time back by spending less time checking and answering email.

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