Episode 42: Startup Maven Garry Smith

Episode 42 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features Garry Smith, CEO, and Founder of Revealit, an interactive video platform employing AI and the power of blockchain, micro-payments, and the crowd to deliver innovative zero-interruption advertising inventory to the future of video. 

Garry and Heather caught up in person in Marina del Rey, CA. 

Listen in as Garry and Heather talk about: 

  • Working in the worlds of startups and a look into new platforms in video, marketing, and advertising. 

  • His start in technology as an Excel support technician at Microsoft Australia in Sydney. 

  • Garry’s new company Revealit, which has created a brand-new video platform that caters to their needs and delivers multiple interactive viewing experiences, like augmented reality in every frame of video. The Revealit platform is natively social and respects the viewer by delivering information, entertainment, and shopping research that is always self-directed and in context. 

  • A discussion on entrepreneurship and how starting a business needs time, care, contracts, and how free work is really never free.  

To follow Garry: LinkedIn | Revealit  

Originally working at Microsoft in software after gaining a formal education in business, Mr. Smith gained a strong and formative foundation in enterprise consulting in the Microsoft ecosystem as a gold certified partner specializing in collaboration and finance. As CEO, Garry brings a strong and formative foundation in enterprise consulting and software development from time spent in the Microsoft ecosystem as a Gold Partner. Garry has a passionate focus on software entrepreneurship and is a proven leader in leading teams from idea to successful exit, including hands-on product development and enterprise sales growth. 

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.