How can you build an enduring mobile company? How do you build something that a user will not dismiss, that an investor will get excited about and that eventually leads to revenue, growth and prosperity for the company? Dinesh Moorjani, founder of Hatch Labs, shares his thoughts.
You’ve all heard of Evernote – the cross-platform note taking application – but did you know they have aspirations of being a 100-year company? They were propelled by the mobile device, have 50,000,000 users worldwide, have entered into the enterprise with force and are fans of the next phase of mobile computing – the wearable kind. What makes this company tick? Guys like Ken Gullicksen and he’s here to talk about this fascinating company with 1M paying customers and a bright future.
In this episode shot live at Relay Ventures’ Strictly Mobile event, I talk with Romotive co-founder Keller Rinaudo about their first home robot, Romo, and the implication the smartphone will have on the democratization of the home robot.
This UNTETHER.talks keynote, by Chaotic Moon Labs GM whurley, is about his perspectives on the mobile industry – trends, tragic outcomes and a vision forward – with a hint of his view on innovation and a glimpse of his position on the future of mobile (“it is dead”). whurley was the highlight of the conference.
This is a wide ranging and mind-blowing conversation with an incredible thinker in this space in ExpertMaker founder Lars Hard. His company is trying to help usher in a new era of business AI that helps alleviate some of the stresses a business feels. However, you can see his excitement when we talk about the future and how, in all likelihood, artificial intelligence will turn conventional business on its head.
In the final segment of this episode we tackle the revenue and monetization conversation – how do you turn a bunch of nature nerds into a bunch of paying nature nerds. The concepts are interesting as the world of mobile gets labelled in the wake of Instagram and Facebook and the fact the numbers they produce are outliers yet they are how every company from now on will be measured by. Yasser doesn’t hide from these comparisons – he embraces it in fact. In his industry, targeting his customers, Project Noah is the equivalent to Instagram.
In this second segment with Yasser Ansari, co-founder of Project Noah, we look at the investment from National Geographic and the impact that it may have on their business as well as the focus challenge entrepreneurs looking at mobile are facing because of the massive opportunities around every corner.
In this first segment with Yasser Ansari, we set the stage for why he started Project Noah, the inspiration for building a platform for citizen scientists, where the desire to be an entrepreneur came from, and how the early days of constant pitching his idea landed him in the National Geographic boardroom.