Derik Lawlis, Founder & CEO at Mindbliss.com . In this episode, we talk about launching a mindfulness app, the importance of reconnecting with a deeper part of yourself and essential metrics to focus on.
Resources: Website / derik [at] mindbliss.com / Linkedin
Here are the 3 things I learned from Derik...The pleasure of working on your own app startup comes from the effort you put inStarting an app is all about asking What Is The Problem, Who Is It Solving For, Can You Speak To These People? Core metrics to focus on are revenue, retention rate for 1,3,7 days and conversion to paid subscriptions
Heini Zachariassen, CEO & Founder at Vivino . We talk through Heini's journey from taking an app idea to eventually touching 26 million people worldwide and selling $40 million worth of wine
Here are the 3 things I learned from Heini...Solve a real world problem that is big enough to justify your time investmentFocus like crazyRelease quickly to get early feedback
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Rachel Cook, Founder/CEO at Seeds, talks about hr journey into stock trading, comedy, film directing and the inception of her idea during a night in a Kenyan jail.
Resources: Website / Linkedin
Here are the 3 things I learned from Rachel....Female founders have it tougher than male founders when fund raisingIt's extremely popular in Africa to send money through text messages and has been for yearsA social good within an in-app purchase will lead to non-payers making their first of many in-app purchases
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Anthemos Georgiades CEO at Zumper talks about his courage leaving a well respected early career in consulting because his idea was passionately burning a hole in his soul
Resources: Website / Twitter / Linkedin Here are the 3 things I learned from Anthemos...Often the biggest challenge is to remain focussed when running your startupThe first $1 million is often harder to raise then the next $38 millionEarly fund raising is best served by having a single story and focussing on one metric
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Founder and CEO at silo.co . Silo is a new way to ask and help your network. Listen to the interesting journey that Moshik followed as he started solving problems he didn't even know existed when building his first prototype.
Resources: Website / Twitter / Linkedin
Here are the 3 things I learned from Moshik...Listen to feedback to understand the real problems of your users Doing a startup is not something you do because you think you're going to be successful and the next billionaire like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. If you're leaving a large company to do something on your own, it's got to be such a burning passion within you that you absolutely have to do itIt's harder to self-promote when you're asking for help or you're asking a question. A founder has to rely on the kindness of strangers for introductions. In order to get these, you need to be willing to help others first
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