UX & Product; Current UX lead @ Google; Former UX lead @ Amazon (5 yrs+ w/ Alexa & secret project); Entrepreneur x4 - sold 1; Former Sr. Creative Director @ Live Nation;
Led product development for web & mobile products for companies like Amazon, Live Nation, Acura, Nestlé, Pioneer and Scion. Also built successful consumer product startups including Mingle & Ikea Now, Furnish and Wype, which was recently acquired. Deep knowledge on the product lifecycle from concept to go-to-market strategy to growth.
22 years of designing future-forward, simple interfaces for brands & startups. Currently serves as a UX lead @ Google; former UX lead @ Amazon for 5+ yrs most recently leading design on a new secret consumer initiative; lead design in Alexa in both graphical and voice user interface to deliver delightful and seamless UX across multi-modal devices.
As a designer who's founded 4 startups and led design at Amazon and Google, I can help scale your product/service for low burn yet positioned for optimal return.
Based on my experience of raising capital and investing myself - If it is truly a for-profit business, you must have a business model already, which means if it is 100% free for (I assume) users, it must be sponsor-based (ads, sponsorships, etc). In order to raise money effectively & quickly, you need to show proof the business model is working. The more you show, the quicker you can raise. It's really important that you also show runway and (conservative) growth projections so investors can see how their money will impact your growth.
Totally open for a call if you have other questions.
Great call and hugely valuable!
Hugely valuable call.
Tons of value to digest. THANK YOU, Andy. Will schedule another one when I've processed the wisdom you shared in the first call.
Astonishing insightful and call u next week to continue
Sharp UX / Product Guy. Quickly understood our challenges and recommended thoughtful, elegant solutions that have resulted in materially improved user experience outcomes. Not bad for 30 mins of time! Highly recommend.
Knowledgable and insightful. Andy really gave us some great advice and directions to work with when we were stuck on the problem internally.