Customers are King | Ashley Crowder at Vntana

Assembling the right team for your startup is essential for its success, which is why most founders will want to know about your previous experience, how you handled pressure situations, an example of your problem-solving skills, and maybe your philosophy on teamwork.

But Ashley Crowder wants to know what you did in high school. “We want to find out, what were your childhood interests and how did that get you to where you are today?” she says.

In this edition of UpTech Report, Ashley talks about the rigorous process she uses to find the people who will create the right culture at her company, Vntana, an imperative that she says outweighs experience.

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Ashley Crowder is the co-Founder/CEO of VNTANA, the world’s first 3D Collaboration Platform. The platform makes it easy to create 3D web and AR experiences, proven to increase sales and reduce returns. Their patented optimization algorithms automatically reduce file size by up to 95% while maintaining high visual fidelity, allowing all stakeholders to visualize 3D models through a plug and play web viewer and gives marketing teams the 3D files required for e-comm and advertising in seconds instead of days.

Crowder has worked in the mixed-reality space for over 10 years helping Fortune 1000 brands including Adidas, Lexus, AT&T and more launch XR applications to increase sales and improve training. She has 14 patents on mixed reality technology and has given talks on the future of mixed reality at prestigious venues including SXSW, Augmented World Expo,Dx, World Economic Forum and more.




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