DiscoverThe Logan Bartlett ShowEP 99: Garret Langley (CEO, Flock Safety) - The $4B Tech Startup Solving Crime with AI
EP 99: Garret Langley (CEO, Flock Safety) - The $4B Tech Startup Solving Crime with AI

EP 99: Garret Langley (CEO, Flock Safety) - The $4B Tech Startup Solving Crime with AI

Update: 2024-04-12
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Garrett Langley is the CEO of Flock Safety, a $4B company helping solve 10% of US crimes with AI-powered tech. Garrett offers an in-depth look into Flock Safety’s ambitious vision to eliminate crime in America and all the operating lessons he’s learned along the way, including how to build a strong and motivated team, keep people accountable, and leverage PR for rapid growth. 

(00:00 ) Intro

(01:03 ) The Mission to Eliminate Crime with Innovative Tech

(01:54 ) The Genesis of Flock Safety: A Response to High Crime Rates

(07:48 ) The Evolution of Flock Safety's Crime-Fighting Technology

(24:37 ) Impact Stories: How Flock Safety is Changing Lives

(31:00 ) Navigating the Balance: Safety, Privacy, and Community Impact

(36:58 ) Exploring the Universal Appeal of Safety Across America

(37:38 ) The Role of Community Decisions in Public Safety

(39:02 ) Addressing Misinformation and Enhancing Safety with Technology

(39:58 ) Collaboration and Data Sharing Among Cities

(41:26 ) The Impact of Technology on Policing and Public Safety

(43:24 ) Innovative Solutions to Modern Policing Challenges

(49:18 ) Flock's Vision for the Future of Public Safety

(56:05 ) Building a Business on Solving Crime

(56:38 ) The Importance of Team and Culture in Business Success

(01:10:45 ) Navigating Growth and Maintaining Culture in a Scaling Company

(01:12:33 ) Cultivating a Strong Remote Work Culture

(01:12:46 ) The Power of Cultural Norms in Business

(01:13:01 ) Building Accountability and Responsiveness

(01:14:16 ) The Importance of In-Person Interactions in a Hybrid Company

(01:14:50 ) Assessing Substantive Work Over Managing Up

(01:17:50 ) The Strategy of Being a Macro Optimist and Micro Pessimist

(01:20:16 ) Celebrating Milestones and Focusing on Impact

(01:21:58 ) The Unique Dynamic of Working with Family

(01:30:42 ) Reflections on Early Success and the Drive to Build Meaningful Companies

(01:37:58 ) Overcoming Fundraising Challenges and Understanding Market Dynamics

(01:46:55 ) Concluding Thoughts and the Future of Flock Safety

 


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Producer: Leah Clapper

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EP 99: Garret Langley (CEO, Flock Safety) - The $4B Tech Startup Solving Crime with AI

EP 99: Garret Langley (CEO, Flock Safety) - The $4B Tech Startup Solving Crime with AI

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