Ep 26: How Do You Get Investors? Build the Business First! with Nick Lynch
Do you need to raise money to build a startup? In this episode, I interview Nick Lynch CEO and Co-founder of Collidescope.io. Nick shares his journey about building the business first rather than raising money.
This show is particularly valuable for founders needing to learn how to find product-market fit and uncover the ‘pain’ in a market. Founders in the social enterprise space, conscious capital or ESG (Environmental Social Responsible and Governance) markets should also tune in.
- Customer discovery
- Minimum viable product vs. minimum valuable product
- No-code low-code
- North star metrics
- Referral marketing
- Co-founder traits and conflict
- Unscalable project and pilots
- And many more.
About the Guest:
In an ever-changing and evolving digital world, Nick Lynch has spent his professional career building solutions for brands to better identify and target their audiences online. Nick is more than a businessman: from personal experience as a former Make-A-Wish recipient who survived cancer at an early age, Nick is passionate about nonprofit organizations. When the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly forced many nonprofits into the digital space, it triggered Nick to think strategically about solving the challenges of creating opportunities to thrive without in-person events. This prompted Lynch into creating Collidescope.io, an all-in-one social media measurement and data analytics platform to help nonprofits survive throughout the pandemic and beyond. Collidescope.io empowers global causes, influencers, and organizations to collaborate and measure their cumulative influence and impact, bringing much needed transparency and measurement to the multi-trillion dollar non-profit sector, as well as companies looking to add or improve their corporate social responsibility initiatives. Out of 2900+ startups analyzed, StartUs has recently named Collidescope.io as one of the top 5 Social Tech Startups to Watch in 2021.
After spending over a decade developing expertise in digital media and advertising technology for public media brands, high-growth private companies and startups, Nick Lynch knows what truly drives revenue, performance, and innovation – execution. Leveraging his diversified product experience from MySpace to Fox, the Rubicon Project and Amobee has helped him build profitable products throughout this career. Nick has developed a unique expertise in marketing and advertising technology to enable companies to create a dynamic digital presence.
Nick has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets around the world, including TechCrunch, Yahoo, MediaPost, ClickZ, Adotas, Beet.TV and Forbes.
Social media links:
Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He focuses on helping technical founders unlock their pragmatic dreamer and develop their business skills and social capital. With more than 25 years across start-ups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer.
Words of Wisdom
- Ideas are worthless; revenues are priceless; surround yourself with smart people.
- Life is a journey – mole hills or mountains? it’s your choice.
Connect with Philip at:
Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/philiptopham
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thesavvyfounder
Website – https://philiptopham.com
Free resources: 10 Most Fixable Pitch Deck Mistakes @ https://www.thesavvyfounder.com
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