Ben Broca is a first time entrepreneur tackling a huge challenge – real-time. This episode dives into why the world needs another real-time social discovery application, how he has morphed his company from consumer focused to that of one targeting businesses with big data, how he built his “perfect experience” first and scaled it using software and how he ended up being featured by Apple on 3 different occasions.
In this episode I talk with Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, about the coming impact that mobile and pervasive computing will have on the education system and the new ways we will learn as a result.
Episode #453 Reach, Retention and Revenue are the new three “r’s” of business. One of the single greatest challenges in the mobile app ecosystem is building a product that is compelling enough to have users come back to use it a second and third time. A one-time user does not build a sustainable business. There [...]
This episode with Edward Marks takes us back to the end of Inedible Software and the start of new companyTwist, the venture funding process, the 18 months it took to build a business while building a team, the marketing tactics, the importance of partnering properly, the power of contacts and the super power known as context.
Raj Singh started Tempo.ai out of SRI (incubators of SIRI, Summly and Tempo) with absolute intent – they didn’t begin at the calendar, they ended up there based on what they wanted to achieve. Raj takes us through this journey of identifying the market opportunity, the covert beta test (in Canada – under a different name), the launch, the outcome, the things he’d have done differently and where he sees the calendar as the platform concept going in the near future.
This is the story of the success Game Insight has had and how Darya and her team plan on duplicating that success with NARR8. There is a heft here – a confidence reserved for only those that have hit on something or see something that others don’t and I like it. They have audacious goals of world domination, of building incredible product every single time and of disrupting a staid and insular industry in serious peril and need of new thinking. After listening to this episode you get the sense that they are just starting to hit their stride.
Niche and net new revenue are at the core of mobile. Knowing the audience you are selling to and converting them into repeat (read: loyal) customers is at the core of what Beergram is doing for craft breweries in neighborhoods across the United States. This is the story of Andrea Sanchez and turning her passion for this business into a business unto itself.
Port 200 games in 4 months. That was the challenge put to Sylien Games founder Sylvain Rochon by Microsoft and, like a true entrepreneur, he accepted it. That challenge is what drew me to ask him on the show but I soon found out (as will you) that the story leading to that Microsoft ask is much much more interesting.