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In this Startup Stories we were so happy to film Caren Maio, CEO of Nestio, NYC’s most accurate residential listings database.  Nestio went through Techstars in 2011 and was even filmed in Bloomberg’s television series, Techstars.  We hear a lot about how important the people are who make up a company.  The idea may change but it’s important to build a great team of people and continue to hire based on the company culture.  Nestio is a good example of this.  The idea evolved, the company grew, things got even better thanks to the people behind it.  David Cohen has said he would invest in Caren’s career because she is so talented, energetic, and an obvious leader.  Fred Wilson also said about Caren “She listens, she’s smart, she gets it quickly… you know you’re connecting…” when interviewed on Bloomberg.

Watch this video below to hear what Caren has to say about being surrounded with good people.

Megan Sweeney Megan Sweeney
(@himegansweeney) Megan is the Director of Video Production at Techstars. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Cinema/TV Production in 2004. Megan freelance directed, shot & edited various TV shows and web videos, and won three regional Emmys for “Directing” & “Youth/Children” categories.