¿Utiliza Zendesk tu startup para gestionar los emails que envían a soporte tus usuarios? En caso afirmativo, sigue leyendo lo que te voy a contar, ¡te ahorrará mucho dinero!
Dicen que una imagen vale más que mil palabras. Sí, claro, pero… ¿cuánto esfuerzo hace falta para crear esa imagen equivalente a mil palabras? Yo digo que las notas de voz valen más que 10 imágenes y el tiempo necesario para decir algo es simplemente una pequeña fracción del tiempo necesario para crear la imagen o escribir esas mil palabras.
En Mobincube hemos estado usando Zendesk desde hace muchos años, es…
Since 2007 my passion has been creating tools for non tech people to be able to develop their own mobile apps. First for feature phones (those old Nokias) and then for iPhone and Android devices. That passion turned into Mobincube, propably the first DIY App builder that reached the market. Years after, it became one of the most popular ones.
So I guess I’ve experienced the whole lifecycle of the DIY industry and, for sure, I saw how trends changed.
During the last 2 years, I’ve heard so many investors saying that investing in DIY app builders made no sense…
You probably know that building a fully functional web application can take months. I don’t mean building a simple website, but building a commercial product that provides a useful functionality, with user accounts, subscription plans, etc.
Take that and add a great ready-to-scale architechture, based on Kubernetes technology.
Yes, we did it in just 2 weeks! One day we said: “what if we create our own Dropbox to support our other products? We could even make it public and get some extra revenue”. And 15 days after that day, Kustod.io is live on the market.
Does your startup use Zendesk for managing customer support? If so, keep reading what I’m going to tell you, it’ll save you good money.
They say an image is worth a thousand words. Yeah, right, but… how much effort you need to create that image worthing a thousand words? I say that a voice note worths some tens of images and the time needed to say something is just a small fraction of the time needed to make the images or write those thousands of words.
In Mobincube we’ve been using Zendesk for years, it’s a great tool. We receive…
My guess is that most of all start-up entrepreneurs are wrong!
Just the way I was wrong when I started my previous companies. But this year I’m pretty confident to say that in my new project, Dixibox, we made things perfectly right. Basically, we started from the opposite end.
Let me elaborate that idea…
Imagine an entrepreneur who wants to create a startup that provides some kind of solution for finding restaurants in your city. Most entrepreneurs would start developing some demo app that shows a map and places some pins all over it. They will focus first on creating…
Recuerdo hace 3 años, en un evento de start-ups, comenté que me iba a mudar a San Francisco para expandir Mobincube y en seguida escuché: “ale, otro que se va para el valle”. Se ve que por aquella época todo emprendedor cuya start-up empezase a despuntar un poco en el mercado español, daba por hecho que se tenía que marchar a Silicon Valley para su siguiente fase, sin llegar a reflexionar mucho si realmente era la mejor opción.
Tras más de dos años emprendiendo allí, muchos emprendedores me hacen la misma pregunta: “¿debería llevar mi start-up a Silicon Valley?
How can VCs reduce the risk of every single investment?
I remember these two quotes that Grandpa used to repeat to me:
He was a successful investor in the stock market, so I guess the same recommendations are good to other type of investors like VCs.
The first one is pretty obvious: paying more taxes means generating more revenue. So, focusing on companies with a consolidated business model that already make money looks like a good deal.
The second one looks obvious too. However…
Two weeks ago I was BBQing at Halfoon Bay and I met a friend who is the CEO of one of the fastest growing companies within the AdTech industry. He told me that nowadays it is hard to get VC money if you’re an AdTech company. I got a shock, I thought that AdTech was hot right now!
On one side I can read everywhere that mobile AD spending will keep booming for the next years. On the other side, I’ve been told that investors are not interested on that.
So, what’s the reason for that nonsense?
Maybe most of…
All companies live different stages. Each one of them is linked to a different emotion. I couldn’t say which one of them is better, they’re just different and great. I’ve experienced them since we started Mobincube. So I’m going to describe these stages from my point of view, though I guess most entrepreneurs did feel the same.
The early stage is great. It is like flirting with your future wife. You feel so excited and nervous, your mind is wandering all day long, you just forget about partying and focus on work (well, this might not be 100% accurate). …
“Let’s focus on growing our user base and we’ll think about our business models later”. That was in the last years the way of thinking for most start-up founders in the Silicon Valley. And it seems that VC’s were cool with that. But crazy days in the Silicon Valley are reaching their end.
It’s been always different with european start-ups. They have to show investors a solid business model in exchange for their bucks. Maybe that’s because european Capital Risk funds don’t really understand the “risk” part of their name, they just try to make all their investments profitable.