On Launching VA

VA (http://getva.co.uk) is a company I have been building for the past 6 months. I have an engineering background but I have had to learn about sales, marketing and startup finance

VA is starting of as a marketplace for discovering the offers and events businesses around you have. I have hopes to expand it from here.

I came up with the marketplace after observing that I wondered what deals I missed out on when I didn’t enter my local Tesco (West Street Sheffield).

I have launched two apps on the IOS store:

  1. VA (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/va/id1330266773?ls=1&mt=8)
  2. VA Business (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/va-business/id1334762221?ls=1&mt=8)

I built these apps with React Native and the backend using Node js

I launched VA Business in February and been able to sign up a few shops while waiting in the pipeline for others through a mix of cold calling, cold emailing and door to door sales