Building an EdTech marketplace. Formerly App Marketing at MobileAction. Biggest accomplishment: [ 2 people; 0 - $500,000 Rev in 6 months. ] Passionate about connecting information, people, & things.
Boost app rankings from 1000s to Top 10, and increase downloads 2x. It's amazing how powerful tweaking just your keywords can be! I can help you come up with a plan to get more users on iOS or Android.
How do you manage co-founder dynamics?
How do you find product-market fit?
How do you create an MVP?
Should you freelance your development? To whom?
Whatever questions you have with your early-stage startup, I've been there. Let's talk.
I like Dan's answer, and I'd also suggest you check out:
- Other social sites like Twitter and Meetups.com
- Online community testing portal Ramen- https://ramen.is/
Above inviting individual people, you can give people an incentive to sharing your app within their community. i.e. Invite 5 people to unlock a level, connect your twitter to get more credits, etc.
The startup world can be full of big egos and back stabbing. But I'm happy to report, there are kind entrepreneurs too! The list here is based off of my experiences in the startup industry. The world needs more of these people:
Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt. Not only is he incredibly hard working and funny, he will do anything he can to help you! I ran into him one day in SF and by chance asked him for his thoughts on the startup I was building. We ended up chatting for a long time and he dolled out some great advice.
Sahil Jain of Adstage. It's so humbling to be around Sahil. You can sense his presence, but he also has such patience and wisdom. You can't help but feel inspired just by talking with him.
Brienne Ghafourifar of Entefy. One of the kindest, humblest entrepreneurs I know. She defines the Entefy culture so well just by being herself. But she also knows how to bring it when the time comes. We've traded strategy on investing, product, and life. She's a great person changing the world.
A good call. Ana knows user acquisition and was able to point me in the right direction on some of our other discussion points about ad tech.
Ana was very understanding and caring. She is well informed in app optimization and gave a good direction of how I should proceed with my app.
Great to talk with Ana. She was super nice and gave some good pointers about how to launch an app and position it in the app store. Thanks!
Ana was great. I found her very helpful. I got some good insights in our brief chat.