How do you go from from zero to startup success? How do you find product market fit, growth channels, and build a rockstar team?
In Minimally Viable, we interview founders, VCs, advisors, and mentors on exactly those questions.
We are Jonathan and Kevin, founders at Polar, an early-stage EdTech startup. The questions we discuss with our guests are exactly the questions that keep us busy at Polar.
We go deep into topics directly relevant for any tech founder and those aspiring to be one - finding an idea, iterating on product market fit, prioritizing and iterating on features, conducting user research and feedback, building an MVP, growing at an early stage, finding exponential growth channels, building a team and hiring, and more.
For more details about Polar, visit getpolarized.io and follow us on Twitter at @getpolarized
Minimally Viable E17 - Chris Duffus, founder and CEO at Fonbnk on building a blockchain-based fintech startup, being a serial founder, and hiring in emerging markets
In today's episode of Minimally Viable I talk to Chris Duffus, founder and CEO of Fonbnk. Fonbnk allows a frictionless, financial onramp for frontier and emerging markets. Christan started his career at Goldman Sachs, decided to go his own way and has founded multiple startups in the FinTech space. We talk about the story of Fonbnk, ethereum (along with it's promises and some it's failures to deliver on its promise 😐), success and failure as a startup founder, growth for startups, and hiring in emerging markets.
Minimally Viable E16 - Matt Wilson, founder of Allied VC on becoming a syndicate founder after a successful exit as a founder, building a syndicate from scratch, and his general learnings from years of being a founder and investor
In today's episode of Minimally Viable we talk to Matthew Wilson, Angel Investor and Founder of Allied VC. Allied is a Canadian based investor group with hundreds of global members. Matt was always an entrepreneur by heart, he started his first business at age 11, founded and exited his CPG startup after being one of the top performers at both Nestlé and Coca-Cola . We talk about the story of Allied Partners, building a syndicate from scratch, connecting the Canadian startup ecosystem with Silicon Valley, and his thoughts on becoming a successful founder