On the job learning: The story of how a few drinks and a beard app cemented a partnership with Vijay Mathews and Chris Auyeung

BeardMe, the “premier facial hair application for the iPhone and iPod Touch” was something I needed to see. Could anyone be making money from an app that let me put facial hair on picture of my 3-year old? Answering that question is what moved me to get in touch with Vijay Mathews and Chris Auyeung, the co-founders of Winfield & Co. Once I got them on the show it didn’t take a genius to figure out that the combination of Vijay, Chris and Winfield & Co was the blueprint for the next generation AppPreneur.

Their story is interesting and intriguing — they’ve built and launched 9 apps in 18 months, a period that will be classified as a warm up for what they say is coming from their next application. They’ve managed to figure out how to work together — an incredible feat considering they work in separate offices in separate cities and considering that not many partnerships work out.

I really enjoyed talking to these guys and marveled at the amount of effort it took to create the perfect fake beard — something they were surprised about as well!

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About Vijay Mathews
Vijay Mathews, Winfield & Co.’s graphic and user interface designer, is a designer at Two Twelve Associates in New York City.

About Christopher Auyeung
Chris Auyeung, Winfield & Co.’s programmer, is currently an independent software engineer. He was formally a Senior Software Engineer at Convio in Austin, Texas.

About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of UNTETHER.tv and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

  • Went to Loomis Chaffee with these two guys, they're absolutely brilliant. Great job vij and auyeung!

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