The Advocate: New Orleans Tech Startup Sells for $500 Million

Rob Lalka, Lepage Professor in Business and executive director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was interviewed by the New Orleans Advocate/ for a story about local tech startup Levelset’s acquisition by Procore Technologies for $500 million.

“Construction liens weren’t as flashy as being the next food delivery or dating app or a social network, but they accomplished something great by building a product that created value for an overlooked customer, and that should be a wake-up call for other New Orleans entrepreneurs.”

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