Despite both still being at UCL they have rather impressive CV’s including stints with IBM, Shell, writing for Wired, Barclays, and oh yeah, setting up and running their own business. We noticed the guys after their Le Web London pitch and thought they would make inspirational guests for anyone wanting to start their own business. This interview includes lots of pivot talk for Eric Ries fans!
As always watch the video for the 15 minute edit, and listen to the Podcast for the full interview.
Episode 8 of HashBang TV has arrived, brought to you by Alpha Punk, for all of your digital creative needs.
On this weeks show we are joined by community legend Thayer Prime. We talk about her awesome name, and how she got started in tech. Thayer provides some killer tips on how to break into the industry, discusses how brands are attempting to engage with developers, the challenge of marketing to developers and her latest project, recruiting for the Government Digital Service. We finish off talking about work life balance, being open on Twitter, and Chris talks about his experiences with Air B&B.
As always, the episode is available as a 15 minute video edit with the extended interview available on the Podcast.
We are joined by London Tech Stars Natalie and Simon from Lanyrd to talk about building a startup on your honeymoon, the experience of going through Y Combinator, and raising $1.4 million of venture money.
Listen to the Podcast to get the extended interview, including how Lanyrd plan to monitise, plus Chris talks about accounting tools tailored for start ups.
Oded Ran is on the show to talk about Touchnote, the mobile app to physical postcard service. Topics include preloading apps on handsets, and how to react when Apple launches a copy cat product in your space. James talks about the Developers Guide to the Parallel Universe.
Watch the Episode 5 video for the short form edit, and listen to the Podcast for an extended interview with Oded, and Chris’s unmissable keyboard warrior rant!
Antony from Brighton Mobile Design Agency Ribot joins us to talk about how he has grown his agency from scratch with his brother, to the point where they could win the business of an international giant like Tesco. James and Chris look forward to the upcoming South By South West Conference.
Watch the Episode 4 video for the short form edit, and listen to the Podcast for an additional 35 minutes of content where Antony talks about new phone UI project Threedom and bees, termites and ants!