It goes without saying, but if you’re an entrepreneur you take risks. Lots of them. You thrive on them. Often they pay off, sometimes they do not. Appearing on Apple Music’s new original series “Planet of the Apps” was one that didn’t quite pay off — at least not in the way I’d hoped.
My newest venture, Laughly, was invited to take part in the first season of the show. We saw a real opportunity for the show to become the next “Shark Tank” and an entertaining way to get a new generation of entrepreneurs and developers interested in the…
“Think of us as the Spotify for Stand-up,” said Dave Scott, founder and CEO of Laughly. “The app was built by a group of comedy lovers who wanted to create a one-stop shop for listening to great comedy — old and new.”
The original goal for the Laughly team was to build a platform to distribute comedy to a wider audience. Once Laughly was built, the team has quickly run into a new set of challenges: sustainable mobile growth.
I’m an avid movie lover and always have been. In fact, I’m such a regular movie-goer that years ago, I was offered a small amount of shares by my favorite movie theater chain as a thank you in celebration of their initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
Years later, I’m still a proud AMC shareholder. Granted, we’re only talking tens of dollars here — but I felt empowered knowing I got a piece of the ‘movie pie’ no matter the size.
A similar ethos guides our work at Laughly. As the first and only streaming mobile app…
Stand-up comedy is enjoying its greatest moment in American history. The facts speak for themselves: