André M. Bajort is the Founder of figo, a banking API that enables developers, startups and even banks to connect to every financial service provider. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at figo? figo’s sophisticated platform “Banking-as-a-Service” connects modern services with more than 50 million online banking accounts in Germany and the company is targeting the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) in total. Furthermore figo: – created a dynamic FinTech ecosystem – has set up a new connectivity standard to financial data – reduces complexity of banking implementation to a minimum –...Continue Reading →
James Giancotti is the Co-Founder and CEO of Oddup, a platform that helps people make informed decisions on startups in pre-seed, seed, Series A and Series B phases. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at Oddup? I am a co-founder and CEO of Oddup. I am responsible for ensuring that my Product Development team, Research team, Sales and Marketing team and Operational team are executing our various growth strategies. I am also the “public face” of our business, speaking with the press and attending industry events. We are the...Continue Reading →
Over the past few years companies and developers have flocked to public cloud services in a bid to increase flexibility, scalability and efficiency while cutting their costs. The emerging dominance of virtualized cloud services (mainly Amazon Web Services and now Azure) has gone hand in hand with the growth of big data, a boom in tech startups and the rise of software as a service and Internet focused businesses. Enterprises, such as GE and Capital One, are starting to close their corporate datacenters in favor of cloud-based services. However, a focus on multi-tenant virtualization has also created a cloud that...Continue Reading →
2015 was a great year seasoned startup founders came out in force with actionable startup advice entrepreneurs all over the globe could use to improve their businesses. I’ve read thousands of guides around entrepreneurship this year for the newsletter, yet wanted to compile a selection of my favorite guides and resources I think warrant special attention here. If you are not yet a newsletter subscriber, you sign up in the sidebar or below for more hand curated content around building and scaling businesses. It’s free, light, and packed with actionable tips tech startup founders can use. Sit back, grab a...Continue Reading →
Here’s a round up our favourite growth hacking guides we curated for the newsletter over the past 12 months. Sit back, grab a coffee and be prepared to learn heaps from some of the very best growth marketers in our ecosystem right now. 3 Steps to Increasing Our Average Revenue Per User by 2.4x Are you underpricing your service/product? A great look at how Steve Klein at StatusPage increased their average revenue per user by 2.4x. Don’t Destroy Your Dev Team By Growing Hiring at a pace faster than 1 new member per team every month puts a huge strain...Continue Reading →
Agile retrospectives are key to high-performing software development teams. From inspecting and adapting in Scrum, to fixing breakages in eXtreme Programming and continuous improvement in Lean Software Development, retrospecting is at the heart of Agile. But it’s not always easy to implement or manage effective post-project or process meetings. Retrium was designed from day one to make retrospectives easy and effective. The platform gives development teams the ability to run a variety of retrospective techniques in a single click, removing the pain of setting up a retrospective for the facilitator or Scrum Master. With its unique phased approach, Retrium ensures...Continue Reading →
Christophe Lassuyt is the Co-Founder and CFO of Moneytis, a digital platform for money transfers which aims to reduce the cost of sending money abroad. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at Moneytis? I’m Co-Founder and CFO at Moneytis where I manage the accuracy of data that we provide to customers who want to send money abroad. 2. Can you tell us a little about your go to market strategy, current growth/marketing channels are working for you right now? Moneytis is currently experimenting the best ways to get new...Continue Reading →
Ryan Smith is the Co-Founder and CEO of Leaflink, a platform featuring an intuitive toolset that manages all elements of wholesale activity in the legal cannabis industry. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at LeafLink? Along with Zach Silverman, I am a co-founder at LeafLink serving as the CEO, Head of Biz Dev, Chief Recruiter, Capital Raiser, and whatever else the company needs. We’re fresh off our angel round and very focused on building a great team with deep connections in the cannabis industry. 2. Can you tell us...Continue Reading →
Mike Melillo is the Founder and CEO of Dockwa, a platform that provides the quickest way to explore, reserve, and pay for marina reservations. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at Dockwa? I am the CEO of Dockwa. My role is putting out fires, making sure my team is happy, building out the strategy and culture to support a sustainable business. Dockwa is a reservation management system for marinas and boaters, similar to OpenTable. 2. Can you tell us a little about your go to market strategy, current growth/marketing...Continue Reading →
Ryan Fink is the Founder and CEO of ONtheGO Platforms, is fundamentally changing how people interact with wearable and mobile technology. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at ONtheGO Platforms? OTG has recently been acquired, Atheer Acquires OnTheGo For Its Enterprise AR Platform, but my role was CEO/Founder. I was responsible for the product design, direction, and implementation, building IP, sales/partnerships, managing a team, and much more. As a small startup CEO you wear any and all hats needed to get more done faster. 2. Can you tell us...Continue Reading →
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