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Wouter Nuytten at WebTomorrow on Startups are Rollercoasters

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Startups are Rollercoasters

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Wouter Nuytten at WebTomorrow on Startups are Rollercoasters

  1. 1. Hi I’m Wouter Nuytten Founding CEO Octopin Visual content marketing platform
  2. 2. New Hires Looking for a startup rollercoaster?
  3. 3. Founded Funding San Francisco First Hire Funding Speaker at great events First pilot customers Media attention First global customers Team of 9 people 2012 2015
  4. 4. Founded Funding San Francisco First Hire Funding New York Wrong technology hire: Start technology problems - Non-working technology - No team - Financial issues - Lawsuits Speaker at great events First pilot customers Media attention First global customers Team of 9 people Funding Customers refuse to pay for non-working product Cashflow issues Reduce team Product up and running again New hires 2012 2015 - Soured relation with customers - Soured relation with Shareholders - No interested investors New investments on hold due product problems
  5. 5. Founded Funding San Francisco Funding First Hire Funding New York Wrong technology hire: Start technology problems - Non-working technology - No team - Financial issues - Lawsuits Speaker at great events First pilot customers Media attention First global customers Team of 9 people Funding Customers refuse to pay for non-working product Cashflow issues Reduce team Product up and running again New hires Burnout Founder Cashflow issues New Hires 2012 2015 - Soured relation with customers - Soured relation with Shareholders - No interested investors New investments on hold due product problems New global customers
  6. 6. @wouternuytten wouter@octopin.com

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