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
Episode 33: Nathan Beckord, founder & CEO at Foundersuite on building tooling for startups, becoming a tech founder with a banking background, and how to raise successfully
In today's episode, we talk to Nathan Beckord, founder and CEO at Foundersuite (foundersuite.com). Foundersuite provides a host of tools for founders, including a comprehensive investor database, tools to raise capital like investor CRM and data rooms, and more. Nathan's background in business and banking provided a significantly beneficial backdrop to launch Foundersuite. He talks in depth about the challenges first time founders face, getting traction with investors, and best practices to raise successfully a first round. Nathan talks about his experience building a startup in Silicon Valley, challenges and successes he faced, and where he sees Foundersuite in the next few years
Minimally Viable Episode 32: Colin Zarzou, founder at Koii on legal aspects of building a token startup, and his experience as a non-technical founder
In today's episode we talk to Colin Zarzou, co-founder at Koii, about his experience as a founder in the web3 space. We discuss his previous experience in the legal space, entering web3 as a non-technical cofounder, and legal pitfalls and considerations when building a token-based product. We also discuss briefly the Canadian startup landscape