We caught up with ZenDeals co-founders Chris Couhault and Alexi Suvacioglu at the BizSpark CoWorking Lab holiday party last night. It was fortuitous because they were about to launch out of stealth at midnight.
I asked them a few questions about how they got started, and was amused to learn that ZenDeals was born out of a need for diapers. During a product meeting for a completely different business idea, Chris’s wife asked him to shop for diapers online. He was asked to use a coupon. The headache this caused led to Shopply, which was the name Chris and team used while ZenDeals was in stealth mode.
Here’s the video interview, shot during the party, so forgive any party noise you hear in the background.