Michael Horvath, co-founder and CEO of Strava, discusses building Strava, a leading digital fitness platform and sports community, and his journey as an entrepreneur.
On rapid growth during the pandemic: We roll into 2020 with about 50 million registered users globally… At that period of March/April of 2020, we were adding about 3 million new registered users a month. And that's now settled down to about between 1 and 2 million. So as the community gets bigger, it builds in a growth engine for the future growth because you have more people using it… And that's what drove our growth to the point where we crossed 100 million users.
On focusing in to drive success:
You can't just focus. You have to decide what you're going to be best at and do that. And you have to get an A in it. You can't get B's and things.
This episode was recorded on January 26, 2023