Listen to Mergim Cahani, Founder and CEO at Gjirafa
The founder of the fastest growing tech company in the Balkans talks about growing pains, StartupYard, and launching the most ambitious tech project in the history of the region.
This week we have something a bit different for you: a podcast! I sat down with Mergim Cahani, Founder and CEO of Gjirafa.com, a StartupYard 2014 alum.
Mergim founded Gjirafa in 2013, and joined StartupYard in 2014, where he laid out plans to make the small search company into a key provider of basic internet services in Kosovo/Albania, throughout the Balkans, and the wider Albanian speaking world.
Below the interview I include some key stats and highlights from our 30 minute talk.
Mergim Cahani talks about his journey from StartupYard to growth-phase startup at StartupYard DemoDay 2016.
Mergim notes in the interview that he firmly believes he would not be in the position he is in today had he chosen not to attend StartupYard 3 years ago. While he doesn’t yet call Gjirafa a success, the growth the company has experienced couldn’t have been achieved without the network StartupYard provided, or the ongoing input of the StartupYard team, mentors, and shareholders.
At the end of the interview, he recommends anyone who believes strongly in their ideas not to hesitate, and apply to StartupYard.