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Justin Crandall

Entrepreneur • Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Former exec @ Bazaarvoice and Invodo. Advisor @ Umbel and Compare Metrics. Founder @ FrontYrd. Harvard Business School grad.

Former exec @ Bazaarvoice and Invodo. Advisor @ Umbel and Compare Metrics. Founder @ FrontYrd. Harvard Business School grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Robin Technologies, Inc.


Compare Metrics


Co-founder and CEO Robin Technologies, Inc. January 2015 - present
Advisor Umbel April 2013 - present
Advisor eyeQ April 2013 - present
Founder FrontYrd March 2013 - present
Advisor June 2012 - present
VP Sales Invodo March 2010 - December 2012
VP - Channel Programs Bazaarvoice September 2009 - March 2010
Managing Director - UK Bazaarvoice August 2007 - September 2009
Sales Director Bazaarvoice December 2006 - July 2007
Business Development Manager Trilogy June 2005 - December 2006
MBA Student Harvard Business School August 2003 - June 2005
Consultant Deloitte June 2000 - July 2003
High Yield Bond Analyst Franklin Templeton Investments July 1998 - June 2000


Harvard Business School 2003 - 2005
Hillsdale College Finance 1994 - 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • B2c
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

E-Commerce • Digital marketing • Retail • Social commerce • Startups

Key Accomplishments

My most recent 6 years have been focused on ecommerce in sales and international leadership roles. I built out the sales and client services team at Invodo, a leading video commerce startup in Austin, and was a key member of the executive team there for 3 years. Prior to that I launched Bazaarvoice in Europe, growing an office from 2 to 25 people and clients from 3 to 70+, in addition to leading teams from sales, biz dev, marketing, client services, etc.

I've also worked at Trilogy in business development, Deloitte Consulting and Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds. My BA is in Finance from Hillsdale College and my MBA is from Harvard Business School.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm passionate about building great cultures, so anyone I work with has to believe culture is as or more important than strategy.

From a working relationship, I've certainly been known to hold strong points of view and possess a willingness to challenge accepted wisdom. At the same time, I'm also very open to other points of view and enjoy debating alternative points of view to reach the right decision. I'm looking for a co-founder with their own great insights, the willingness to challenge my perspectives, and the open-mindedness to examine their own.

From more of a leadership standpoint, I tend to be an objective-oriented leader rather than a micromanager of process in leading my teams. In looking for a co-founder, I want someone that is not afraid to ask for help but has the confidence to go execute their responsibilities without a lot of day-to-day guidance from me. At the same time, I enjoy collaborating and helping others work through challenges even in areas outside my domains of expertise.

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