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Ep. 6 - Immerse CEO, Quinn Taber: Jump Off the Diving Board!
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Ep. 6 - Immerse CEO, Quinn Taber: Jump Off the Diving Board!

Quinn Taber is the CEO at Immerse. If you have found this valuable, please consider leaving us a review as it will help more people find it! Thanks you're awesome! You can find more information and content by going to these places: Website: https://www.investingcity.org YouTube: Investing City Twitter: investing_city Instagram: investing_city Or feel free to email us at service@investingcity.org If you would like $10 off/month on a Dynasty Membership, just email us with the keyword "Podcaster Elastimer" and we'll hook you up! (it had to be a strange yet memorable keyword right?!) Again, we really appreciate that you would take the time to listen. Hope it was valuable. Let us know if you have any questions! Below you will find our entire conversation transcripted for those with hearing problems or just if you like reading more than listening. Enjoy! Ryan Reeves 0:06 Pleased to have to have Immerse software CEO Quinn Taber, thank you so much for being here Quinn. Quinn Taber 0:12 Absolutely. I've been looking forward to it. Thanks, man. Ryan Reeves 0:16 So just kind of to start it off, tell us a little bit about your background and how it led to starting a tech startup. Quinn Taber 0:23 I've got like the 30 second, and like the 30 minute and I'll try to do the 30 second. It'll probably be like 90. My name is Quinn Taber. I actually grew up overseas, so parents or it's in places like the Middle East and Europe and Africa. So I had like a pretty unique international upbringing. I moved back to Southern California for grade school, but always had this like fascination with business and philanthropy, particularly in the Middle East, which is real strange for like an eight year old that like to serve lives in Southern California. So in high school started a nonprofit that did micro enterprise loans to small businesses in the Middle East college, studied economics and finance. And then after college actually shipped out to the Middle East, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, places like that all Syria and Iraq and worked in the philanthropy field, which is, frankly, it's investments but in nonprofit. So instead of a financial return, there's like an altruistic social benefit return. I did that for two and a half years, loved it, like really, really loved it. And then all of those experiences ultimately led to starting a tech company, which is another kind of confusing, like, Okay, how do you connect those dots? Ryan Reeves 1:47 For sure. I want to back up really quick. Yeah, you glossed over in high school. You started what? Quinn Taber 2:00 Yeah, a nonprofit that did micro finance or micro enterprise loans to small companies. And the So loans have anywhere from like, one to $5,000 to kick start businesses in places like Tunisia and Egypt, and Morocco, and Lebanon. Ryan Reeves 2:22 So as a high schooler hat, how did you even know about micro financing? Quinn Taber 2:35 Yeah, as you kind of dig into my story, the theme of just kind of going for it, which is probably one of my main life principles, and like, led to the fun and the success I've experienced is like, All right, I'm 1415 Super under qualified, but I'm like, really intrigued by how small loans to ambitious young people and like poor parts of the globe can really like change society's it started from reading a book called dead aid. And then that launched other books, like one helping her and then, like, studied the folks at Grameen Bank we're doing for folks in the micro enterprise, like, Oh, yeah, that's like the beginner's guide. And frankly, I never really even got to the intermediate level I just started and then learn by doing, which is exactly what I've been doing. And every avenue of license, so we raised like 65 or 70 K, as a high schooler, and then took like, trips out to the Middle East and North Africa, and...

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