Meet Taylor Owen – Founder of Galago


Founder – Galago

Taylor Owen 🚀

Written by Tom Kelly

I’m Taylor Owen, the founder of Galago, a SaaS Development Agency dedicated to startups. Born in Canada and raised under the sunny skies of Phoenix, Arizona, my journey in tech has always been fueled by a deep passion for everything SaaS-related. My enthusiasm for SaaS is not just a part of my career; it’s a core part of who I am, and I relish the opportunity to share this passion with fellow enthusiasts in the field.

How did you hear about Venture Cafe Phoenix? 

I first learned about Venture Cafe on LinkedIn. I saw the weekly post and felt like I need to be a part of it.

Have you had any memorable connections at Venture Café Phoenix? If so, please tell us how you met them, who they are and how they have impacted you and your organization?

One of the highlights of my weekly volunteering at Venture Cafe is the opportunity to greet everyone who comes in. It’s incredibly rewarding to witness the palpable excitement and energy that each person brings, fostering a vibrant community of innovators and entrepreneurs. This regular interaction not only keeps me connected to the community but also continually fuels my own enthusiasm and passion for the industry.

What inspires you?

What truly inspires me is witnessing people who are deeply obsessed with the pursuit of perfection and improvement. I’m fascinated by individuals who dedicate themselves tirelessly to refining their craft, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. This relentless drive resonates deeply with my own ethos. I live my life guided by the constant question, “What is my Delta?” – seeking to identify and bridge the gap between where I am and where I could be. This philosophy not only propels my personal and professional growth but also ignites my passion to innovate and excel in everything I do.

Tell us a little more about your current role with your organization and how it has impacted the start-up ecosystem here in the greater Phoenix region.

In my current role as the Founder of Galago, I am deeply involved in creating SaaS applications specifically designed to elevate startups. Our impact on the startup ecosystem in the greater Phoenix region is significant. By working closely with each startup, we guide them towards achieving product-market fit and subsequent growth phases. This process doesn’t just help individual companies; it generates a ripple effect across the region.

Our collaboration with these startups leads to innovation, job creation, and the fostering of a vibrant tech community in Phoenix. By providing tailored SaaS solutions, we empower these startups to realize their potential, thereby contributing to the overall dynamism and growth of the local economy. Our role in this ecosystem is not just about developing software; it’s about building the foundation for a thriving, innovative community that continues to attract more talent and investment to the Phoenix area.

 

Can you discuss your experience at Venture Café Phoenix and any impact the event has had on your organization?

 

At Venture Café Phoenix, my experience has been incredibly enriching and impactful, both personally and for my organization, Galago. This event stands as a hub of innovation and networking, where entrepreneurs and thinkers converge, creating a melting pot of ideas and collaborations.

 

For Galago, the impact has been multifaceted. Firstly, it has provided us with invaluable insights into the evolving needs of startups, directly influencing how we tailor our SaaS solutions. Engaging with a diverse group of entrepreneurs at Venture Café has allowed us to stay ahead of industry trends and better understand the challenges and opportunities in the startup landscape.

 

Secondly, the networking opportunities have been phenomenal. We’ve connected with potential clients, partners, and even talent, expanding our business reach and capabilities. These connections have often translated into collaborative projects, further enhancing our service offerings and strengthening our position in the startup ecosystem.

 

Lastly, the event continually inspires and reinvigorates our team. Being surrounded by individuals and companies at the forefront of innovation serves as a constant reminder of the potential and impact of our work. It drives us to continually innovate and improve our offerings, ensuring we remain a key player in supporting the growth and success of startups in the Phoenix region and beyond.

If you’re interested in learning more or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m always available and eager to connect. You can contact me directly at taylor@galago.group. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at Venture Cafe!

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