Welcome to a brand new episode!
The Startup Junkies welcomed Kenny Kinley on our 282nd episode! Kinley is the CEO of Edafio Technology Partners and has proven leadership experience in broad roles such as IT, sales, marketing, account management, and more. It was a pleasure to discuss all things tech with him on this episode!
Thanks for tuning in!
(1:12) Introducing Kenny Kinley
(3:48) Edafio Technology Partners
(9:22) Angel Investing
(12:43) Figure Out What's Important
(16:47) Anywhere Recruitment
(20:48) The War on Talent and Remote Work Benefits
(26:00) Global Privacy Regulations
(29:21) Future of Tech with Edafio
(32:37) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks
"To start a business, not only do you need an entrepreneurial spirit, but you need the programs from the state and also investors." (10:00) - Kenny Kinley
"Finding that cultural fit, where it's people you're going to enjoy working with and there's good alignment and objectives is really important." (12:32) - Jeff Amerine
"If you try to hire too fast, then you hire the wrong people, and instead of hiring 35, you end up hiring 45." (16:16) - Kenny Kinley
"You still need to meet people and have relationships, but instead of four or five face-to-face meetings, there may be one or two, but then the rest of it, you can do virtually." (23:35) - Kenny Kinley
"I would go back and tell myself, don't worry so much about what other people think. It is just a vicious cycle… Through mentorships, relationships, and reading you try to soak up all the information and make the best decision you can and just move forward." (33:10) - Kenny Kinley