Universal Avenue

On-demand sales as a service

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Dysso
@dysso · CEO & Co-Founder, @universalavenue
@simonmactaggart - thanks for the input, we are hiring several inhouse people in UK atm, if you have any recommendations on the best direct sales people and coaches in London, don't hesitate to drop us an email. We will take a look at the age profiling

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Dysso
@dysso · CEO & Co-Founder, @universalavenue
Hi all, I’m the founder of Universal Avenue.

The idea behind Universal Avenue came from a previous idea that my co-founder Petter and I had for people to work whilst traveling. We were always meeting a lot of people who were looking for freedom and flexibility but at the same time wanted to do something meaningful and qualified.

The idea evolved a lot as we discovered a gap for offering this to people in all kinds of situations, which led to the creation of Universal Avenue.

We’re introducing Sales-as-a-Service, with an on-demand direct sales force that can be instantly activated in any location around the world and have built a platform that that is used by the world’s top online brands to grow in new markets. On our platform we recruit and train Brand Ambassadors; they live and all over the world, set their own schedule, and are free to work wherever they choose to go. Together they form a distributed network that gives brands and other online solutions the freedom to grow in any market at any time.

The main problems that we are solving are:

• Difficulty to reach decision makers in B2B sales – cultural differences, missing contact details and limited online presence create a need to have a face-to-face approach.
• There is no easy way for brands to try out new markets internationally at a low cost - especially for US based brands entering a scattered European market.
• Customer acquisition speed and cost are key metrics – many well funded startups are looking for ways to grow faster while being cost efficient and keeping risk low.


Hope you like the concept, we are available right now to answer any questions!

Johan
Ryan Gum
@ryangum · CEO, Attach
Interesting model, good potential sales channel to try out.

What types of brands/industries work well with UA?
FredrikNas
@fredriknas · Founder of domaintower.com
Looks like a great concept. How do you vet the ambassadors to make sure they represent the brands in the right way? How curated are they?
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Jason Dainter
@jasondainter · Inpternational doer of things
Have pinged Johan Lilja (@Dysso) to give his comments as CEO/Co-Founder on the inspiration behind Universal Avenue. In the mean time you can read some more on Techcrunch at http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/27...
Anders H
@parse_ · Software Engineer
Nice, very interesting! How come you choose to expand into the UK?
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