Summary: Paul Kemp, host of The App Guy Podcast Creates Inspiring Founder Stories, Growth Hacking, Funding, Getting Beta Testers, Big Data, Lifestyle, Startups
Quick Announcement - The App Guy Podcast is taking a two week break
Notes from recording an episode of The Eventual Millionaire with Jamie Masters [Tardy] this week.
Adam Barker CEO & Co-Founder at MagnaPass. We talk about raising funds for an early stage startup, real life examples of going through a pre-seed Angel syndicate, aiming for a raise of £300,000 and tips for pitching to groups of investors. Listen out for the entertaining story of sleeping in the car during a snow storm to pitch to investors in the morning.
Here are 3 things I learned from creating this best of show: Focus on your strengths, find the vehicle to share your gifts with the world and have a clear sense of the people you want to serve Solve a real world problem, ensure enough people also think it's a problem, confirm people will pay for your solution before investing the time and money to build your solution Build an audience, listen to want they want then deliver a minimum viable product to test, validate and gain valuable feedback. Follow your data and pivot if necessary
Alex Quilici, the CEO of YouMail. YouMail is an intelligent call manager that stops robocalls with its highly accurate caller ID and smart blocking technology. They’ve developed a monthly robocall index that tracks the scale and scope of invasive robocalls nationwide that has been frequently cited in national media. YouMail was recently called a superior alternative to iOS 10’s Visual Voicemail and Google Voice in a PCMag software review.
David Kingsbury is a personal trainer working with A-List actors on films such as Assassins Creed, The Huntsman, The wolverine, X-Men Days Of Future Past and more. Our mutual friend, Andreas Kambanis introduced us after learning that HEALTH is my theme for 2017. This introduction changed my life forever. I am the healthiest and the fittest I can remember being. I hope this episode inspires you to take all necessary steps toward your healthier future.
Dave Schools is fun employed. He moves to a different city every 3 months
TAGP518 Josiah Humphrey : 19 Yr School Drop Out Builds Multi-Million Startup With $3,000
Rob Caraway is an appreneur who makes apps that sell. He's an indie app developer, growth hacker, entrepreneur & product guy who's worked on over 20 app projects since 2011. Rob has built and sold an app portfolio of 725,000 downloads which has netted him over $240,000 in only 2 years. We can all learn something from Rob's app journey.
David James, Founder of https://TotalCarCheck.co.uk quit his career in Investment banking to build a #2 top grossing app in the utilities section of the iOS app charts. We talk about how David made technology choices, how he engages users, how he optimises for conversions and the psychology of persuading someone to buy an inApp purchase.
Louise Doherty CEO & founder - PlanSnap talks about how to give a great elevator pitch, what it's like working for an accelerator like Techstars and how to cope in the startup world working for yourself as an app solopreneur.
Jo Overline created the controversial app called Ugly Mug. It propelled him into app stardom where everyone on the planet seemed to be downloading the app. It reached #1 instantly. However, it wasn't all plain sailing because the main stream media made up fake news about Ugly Mug to stir up the controversy.
Andrew Levy, Co-Founder & CSO and Rob Kwok, Co-Founder and CTO at Apteligent.
Prabhjot Singh Co-Founder and President Of Pyze. Prabhjot helps mobile app publishers solve their biggest challenge - engaging and retaining users.
It really is possible to start a tech product without a technical co-founder. Listen to an in-depth chat about starting a tech startup as a non-technical founder