We sat down with Ryan Gallego, the founder of Media Pouch, to learn more about his production based out of Industrious 5th and Colorado in Austin, Texas.

Tell us about your company.

Media Pouch is a media production company that creates epic videos that get results. Since our launch in 2018 we’ve had the chance to work with some of the most powerful and innovative companies around the world like, The Yacht Week, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mclaren, Sotheby’s International, F45, Sydney Seaplanes, Squadra Foundation, and AirBnB. Our videos have helped sell more than $10M in real estate, raise $2.5M for startups, and generate more than $750K in new revenue for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic alone.

What makes you most excited about coming to work each day?

It’s a combination of freedom, creativity, and problem solving. I love going into work each day knowing I get to utilize all three of those [skills] to make a difference in the world by helping people and their businesses. I built Media Pouch to fuel my passions and that in itself is an exciting reality to be a part of each day.

What do you love about your city?

Such a hard question when there is so much to love! I love that there’s so much to do and everything is so close. You can literally get a stand-up paddleboard session in real quick on Lady Bird Lake in the morning, head into work, grab some tacos at Velvet Taco and head over to Auditorium Shores to have lunch with a view of downtown, then hit up Lake Travis on the weekends for some boating. What else could you want from a city?

What are you bragging about these days?

On a recent trip to Hawaii for business/holiday I did a pelagic shark dive off the coast of North Shore, Oahu. We captured some unreal underwater footage of the three 8 foot Galapagos sharks all while having a great experience. Swimming with sharks has always been on my bucket list and let me tell you it’s a thrilling adventure, no doubt, but also a relaxing and empowering one.

What is some of the best advice you have ever received?

Customer obsession. Start with the customer and work your way back. Build a great experience and your customers will turn into raving fans.