Motivo’s Journey To Raising $2.2 Million Seed Funding with Lauren Patrick, Head of Marketing at Motivo (GMT082)

In December 2019, Motivo, the first platform for therapist tele-supervision, raised $2.2 million of seed financing. As the Head of Marketing of Motivo, Lauren Patrick knows first hand what it takes to grow a startup. In this episode, Lauren shares the scrappy, but effective ways she helped grow Motivo’s revenue by 200% in five months

In episode 82, you’ll learn:

  1. The importance of direct and personal communication with customers
  2. How to identify the clog in your sales funnel
  3. Why in-person connections and conferences are important for partnerships
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My Takeaways from This Episode

  1. Be human with our marketing. I love what Lauren said that until the robots rise to power, there is no B2B or B2C. It’s all H2H – it’s human to human. In other words, talk to your customers. Understand how they speak. So, when you write copy or design campaigns, you’ll be more relatable.
  2. Have monthly or quarterly communication to build strong partnerships. One of the big wins for the Motivo team was partnering with different associations. Lauren made sure to nurture those relationships so that when it comes time to ask for something, there’s already a relationship in place.
  3. Find the clog in your sales funnel. By just looking at the data and identifying the clog in the sales funnel, Lauren was able to increase Motivo’s revenue by 200% in five months.
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About Lauren Patrick

Lauren Patrick is the Head of Marketing at Motivo, the largest platform for therapist telesupervision. Lauren graduated from UGA’s Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication in 2007 and worked for various print publications including The Gwinnett Daily Post, Jezebel Magazine, Naylor Publications, and AutoTrader Classics, plus managing the Services category for RaceTrac Convenience Stores. In 2010, she made her shift to the digital marketing world by launching, an Atlanta lifestyle blog.

Key Discussion Points
  • 9:31 – Lauren’s journey to becoming Head of Marketing at Motivo
  • 12:06 – What is Motivo?
  • 15:06 – How Lauren identified the clog in Motivo’s sales funnel
  • 22:08 – Lauren’s gameplan for conferences and partnerships with associations
  • 29:01 – Lauren’s one piece of advice to marketers
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