Interesting conversation about what it’s like to go from bootstrapped to funded as part of an accelerator.
Both the host of Rogue Startups (Craig Hewitt) and the guest Bryan Marble are in the same cohort of Rob Walling’s TinySeed fund.
- You don’t need to be a subject matter expert in a niche. There’s a lot of opportunity in taking your expertise in technology and applying it to a niche that is underserved in that way. You still need to research and figure out the problems that need solving and how to talk using the language of that niche. But being an expert isn’t required.
- If you have the opportunity to take funding, need to ask yourself if you’re emotionally capable of taking the money. It means more responsibility which can result in more stress.
- Don’t build your business on your own. There’s no trophy for succeeding alone.