Today, I received an email from a prospective Member (Tech Company) who said our alignment with their business is not quite there.
“I think it’s a great resource, especially for early stage, scaleable businesses and first time founders.”
I’m not one to accept defeat. So let’s take a look at some of our tech companies:
- Malinko – Definitely true with them. As far as I know, this is Andrew Threlfall‘s first tech company and Malinko is now 20 years old. They are our biggest company in terms of revenue.
- My Digital Accounts – Founded in 2015, the company has already raised £2.5 million in investment and have a team closer to 50 staff. John Whelan has run many other businesses before. And it took one face-to-face meeting to convince him to join us.
- Wadaro – Robert Wakeling founded the company in 2005. Robert was previously the CTO of Magic4 which was acquired for $82 million in 2004. Yes, Wadaro is his first tech company as Founder and CEO.
- Devtropolis (Hopsy) – One of our younger companies, founded in 2019 (not even 12 months old) is run by Philip Dears. It’s his second company.
How early-stage are our Tech Companies?
Our Tech Companies range from pre-revenue to those who have achieved product/market fit. Some are founded by young first-time tech entrepreneurs. Some are founded by veterans in tech space and older than me (I’ll be 52 this year).
At a foundational level, we are building a trusted network for founding and management teams to share knowledge and experience and learn from each other.
By understanding individual company needs, we are then able to help them find ways to accelerate their growth by using the combined wisdom of our Partners and Specialists.
This is just the start. As we build momentum, we will be able to do far more for those who join us and build a strong and trusted relationship.
So I hope I can change the mindset of the prospective member who emailed me, as I love their bootstrapped journey, after all, I know a thing or two about bootstrapping (bootstrapped edocr.com all the way to Exit to Accusoft).