Impact By Ensuring Legal Compliance - Garth Watson of Libryo
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Libryo co-founder Garth Watson joins us today to share how Libryo helps companies comply with regulations on environment, health, and safety all over the world. Initially beginning his career as a lawyer, Garth pivoted when he and his co-founders, Malcolm and Pete, saw a problem that needed to be solved regarding regulation and compliance.

In this episode, Garth shares how Libryo came to be and his advice to early stage entrepreneurs when it comes to overcoming challenges. It was no easy feat to get Libryo to what it is today, having raised nearly £4 million in funding and operating in more than 80 countries and over 500,000 sub-national jurisdictions, so there is definitely much to be learned from Garth and Libryo. Listen to this episode to find out more. 

Garth’s key lessons and quotes from this episode were:

  • “We've been very deliberate about building a company culture that's full of honor and encouragement and calling out the greatness in people.” (21:57)
  • “There's no such thing as a peacetime CEO and a wartime CEO. In running a startup, there's always a blend of both, so it's just a level adjustment.” (28:24)
  • “You don't want to mute your highs, you want to express the joy as best you can.” (31:46)

In this episode, we also talked about:

  • How Libryo works (6:10)
  • Surviving 2021 and why is the most challenging year for them (18:46)
  • How entrepreneurs make good decisions (25:03)
  • One of Garth’s most useful pieces of advice (31:36)
  • Garth’s vision for Libryo and the world (40:51)
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