How does a mobile applications development company grow from 3 partners 18 months ago to over 100 employees today with a vision of 200 in the near future – all without a stitch of financing? This is exactly what Mutual Mobile has done while working with some of the largest brands in the world including Google, Cisco, Audi, Gowalla, Stumbleupon, Xerox and the Harvard Business Review to name only a few.
Tarun Nimmagadda, co-founder and COO of Mutual Mobile, opens up on how he and his partners built this business, how they found their first customers, why they didn’t take the many financing offers put in front of them and where they plan on focusing going forward.
One other main conversation in this piece is about Mutual Mobile spinning out their first product called LaunchPad that focuses on automating the testing phase of mobile apps – this alone is worth the listen as Tarun explains the reasoning they went through on spinning out a piece of their competitive advantage as a service to help other companies doing the same thing.
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About Tarun Nimmagadda
Along with his advanced engineering and product management background, Tarun is a natural leader and motivator. New Mutual Mobile developers and designers quickly learn that there is no static, hidebound development process here. Rather, under Tarun’s friendly but direct collaborative supervision, our teams are encouraged to create ways to add innovation and maximize efficiency.
Prior to helping to found Mutual Mobile, Tarun was the Chief Information Officer of AccessAble Systems, LLC, which recently won the Dell Innovation Challenge. He is a founder of the SmartPhone Entrepreneurs Group. On the rare occasions he’s not in the office, you may find him kayaking on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.
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