This is an epic episode with Dan Martell, entrepreneur, founder of Flowtown and Clarity, investor in GetAround, Udemy, Foodspotting and others, advisor to HootSuite, LocalMind, Massive Damage and others, proud New Brunswick, Canada native and the definition of hustle.
What does it take to build out a string of successful mobile businesses and what does mobile mean to traditional business – that’s where we start. Dan has some incredible insight into some of the top mobile companies that are challenging existing incumbents – he either invests in them or advises them. He’s also turned his sights to his next startup, Clarity.fm, where he combines his passion for advising startups with mobile in a decidedly old-school, voice-first way.
If you’ve heard of Dan, this episode will highlight the key tenants of being an entrepreneur. If you’ve never heard of Dan (shame on you!), this will be the defining UNTETHER.tv session and will immediately give you better business insight.
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About Dan Martell
I’m a Canadian entrepreneur living in San Francisco. I’m the CEO/Founder of Clarity. Previously I co-founded Flowtown (Acquired ’11), Spheric Technologies (Acquired ’08), and I’m a mentor @ 500Startup & GrowLabs. Angel investor in 15 others.
I’ve been an entrepreneur most of my life. When I was 24 I started Spheric Technologies, a social enterprise consulting and applications company. The company grew by an average of 152% per year, raked in many business awards, employing nearly 30 people before I sold it in mid 2008.
I then moved to San Francisco and co-founded Flowtown, a social marketing application, which raised venture funding and eventually got acquired by Demandforce.com in 2011.
In January of 2012 I started working on Clarity, a platform that helps entrepreneurs give and get relevant advice over the phone. It’s a problem I’m passionate about solving and believe it has the potential to positively effect a billion people over the next 10 years.
I started angel investing when I was 26 due to my ADHD and passion for entrepreneurship. I’ve since made 15 investments in over 15 companies in both Canada and the US. Companies like GetAround, Udemy, Word Lens, High Score House, Intercom, Unbounce, Manpacks, Plancast, OneForty (acquired by HubSpot), Foodspotting, Lymbix, Etch Media, Rapid Mind Solutions, Primex Painting.
I’m also a formal advisor to Hootsuite and equity advisor to LocalMind, Massive Damage, Quidiq, Happy Stuff via Year One Labs.