Riby: How a Fintech Got Traction By Helping People On Accessing Financial Services In Africa – with Abolore Salami [Ep#8]

Here we go to Africa, where we find many people who work hard but have difficulties in earning a good income as well as in saving for their futures.

And these are exactly the issues that our next guest, Abolore Salami, is addressing through his  startup: Riby.

Riby provides cooperatives a platform to organize their businesses as well as to help their customers to engage in financial activities as receiving, payment and saving money.

Want to see how Riby has generated traction? Don’t miss this episode!

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Bambu: How a Robo-Advisory Platform For Financial Institutions Generated B2B Traction – with Ned Phillips [EP#7]

Undoubtedly, personal financial planning is at the core of all significant financial achievements we have in our lives. Considering that our biggest financial goals are achieved only through the right balance between long-term and short-term spending decisions, it is important to have a good discipline to achieve them.

Bambu developed a digital solution that provides financial institutions a way to help their customers to have that discipline. Through a robo-advisory platform, it gathers information about each customer’s financial goals as well as their spending habits to provide them a clear way to monitor their level of achievement and to suggest ways of improving their saving decisions.

In this episode, Ned Phillips—Bambu co-founder—tells me his startup’s journey from the initial idea to the traction stage. 

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Boostlingo: Traction Of A Platform That Connects Interpreters To The World – with Dieter Runge [EP#6]

A patient who needs to communicate with her doctor in another language. An accused person that needs to speak in foreign country court. A deal going on between two negotiators of different native languages. What all these cases have in common? The need for an interpreter.

Today, we’ll know the story of Boostlingo, an unified interpretation platform that is connecting interpreters from all over the world to people and organizations that need them in many different situations.

For people and companies, Boostlingo provides a way to easily schedule interpretation services. For interpreters, it provides a system through which they can deliver their services as well as manage their interpretation businesses. 


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Farmstand: How a Sustainable, Ethical And Healthy Food Startup Found Traction – with Steven Novick [Ep#5]

After being diagnosed with cancer in 2006, Steven Novick was decided to adopt healthier eating habits in his life. However, as everyone that has taken that decision, he noticed how difficult it was to find healthy food for affordable prices. To solve this problem, he decided to found Farmstand.

In our fifth episode, Steven Novick tells us about Farmstand’s journey to traction. He goes into important topics as: initial research and test, challenges of being sustainable and marketing strategy.

Farmstand has more than 20 restaurants in London and aims to bring healthy, tasteful and affordable meals for everyone. Last month, it has raised $3 million in Series A funding.

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BabelBark: Traction In a Multi-sided Platform For The Pet Industry – With Roy Stein [Ep#4]

In episode 4, I interviewed Roy Stein, co-founder of BabelBark—an american startup that connects dog trainers, walkers, groomers, shelters and veterinaries directly with pet parents via a mobile enabled platform. Roy brings into the conversions very insightful elements as: the idea generation, solving the chicken-egg dilemmaprototype developmentbeta testers communities and the platform monetization strategyToday, the BabelBark has more than 500 businesses and over 150,000 pets connected. Last month, it has raised US$ 4.5 million in a Series A Funding.

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XXII: Finding Traction in Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence Technologies – with Damien Mulhem [Ep#3]

In this episode, I interviewed Dam Mulhem, co-founder of XXII—a french startup that designs solutions based on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dam brings to the conversation important elements that have helped XXII to get in the traction stage as: economies of scope, B2B vs. B2C, culture evolution and new platforms. On the other hand, there were significant challenges in the way too, as: finding the great use of VR and focusing team’s efforts on XXII’s priorities.

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Interview with Alexander Varvarenko - Founder of ShipNext

ShipNext: Traction in Ships-Cargoes Platform, through Expertise and Technology – with Alexander Varvarenko [Ep#2]

Today, my guest is Alexander Varvarenko, founder of ShipNext. Based on his strong knowledge and experience in the transport industry, he’s been focused on developing a solution to tackle supply chain inefficiencies. ShipNext’s platform is strongly based on processes digitization and automation and aims to improve transparency as well as lower supply chain participant costs.

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Interview with Crijn Bouman - Founder of Epyon Power

Epyon Power: Traction in Cleantech by Refocusing Target Market – with Crijn Bouman [Ep#1]

Crijn Bouman wanted to radically change the process of batteries recharging, forever. In 2004, he and his partners founded Epyon Power focusing, at first, on phone batteries. After 4 years, in which they’ve faced important challenges, Epyon finally saw some traction in electric vehicles market. In 2011, it was acquired by ABB, a giant in the technology industry.

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