Martin Langelo Lien (25) is the Co-Founder and CEO of Respond Flow – The Mailchimp of SMS (https://www.respondflow.com/). Martin is originally from Norway but moved to America 5 years ago with a passion for startups and the ambition to start his own. He brings experience working with a wide range of high-tech startup companies across the US, building anything from AI Omnichannel Chatbots, Drone Tech, and Prosthetic Innovation. His current startup Respond Flow recently closed over $600,000 in funding to help businesses spark meaningful conversations with their customers through personal SMS. Martin shares the cultural transition from Norway to the US, the pathway from bootstrapped to funding, and the pivotal moment $68,000 worth of precious gemstones saved his company.