Jennifer is the Founder of You Live To Travel (YouLi), a digital platform focused on empowering people to create better travel experiences. Jennifer shares the story behind YouLi and its all female team. She and Kevin also discuss remote work, investment, travel and more.
Some of the topics that we cover in our chat with Jennifer include:
How Jen met Co-Founder, Bron Thulke, at a #SheHacks event in Melbourne.
The tech ecosystem in Melbourne and Sydney.
Jen provides examples of soft gender bias at tech conferences.
How YouLi came into existence.
Jen’s journey to becoming a founder and entrepreneur.
How Jen’s educational and work background influenced her entrepreneurial journey.
Why building a company is similar to climbing a mountain.
YouLi as a platform that helps to coordinate and plan the group travel experiences.
How YouLi serves its target market.
The pro’s and con’s of seeking investment.
We discuss alternatives to the Silicon Valley model of investment and growth.
Why getting the right kind of investment is important to Jen.
The difference between being ad supported vs. subscription supported.
The benefits and challenges of all-female and remote teams.
Jen’s thoughts on travel and the digital nomad movement.