Nearshoring as a Startup
Marcus Kuhn – Co-Founder & CEO
marcus@connex.io; +41 (0)76 378 51 33
The Problem
Address books are a hassle
Peoples biggest problems*:
» Duplicates (50%)
» Keeping it up-to-date (48%)

» Missing data (19...
Address books should
manage themselves.
The Solution
Connect

One address book, everywhere!
Funding
Team
Stas, Ata, Artyom & Yuri
Why Nearshoring?




Co-Founder outside CH

Costs
Always been virtual
Why Cikum?





Franco
Own Team Model
No Overhead
Timezone / Location
Finding our Team





We defined Requirements
Search and filter by Ciklum
Our Interviews
Our decision
Organizing
Chat / Video Call
Trello
Github
So what?
Excellent People
Quickly Productive
No Overhead
Questions?

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Nearshoring as a Startup

  1. 1. Nearshoring as a Startup Marcus Kuhn – Co-Founder & CEO marcus@connex.io; +41 (0)76 378 51 33
  2. 2. The Problem
  3. 3. Address books are a hassle Peoples biggest problems*: » Duplicates (50%) » Keeping it up-to-date (48%) » Missing data (19%) » Keeping it all in one place (17%) * based on http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/03/hiya-whitepages-address-book.html
  4. 4. Address books should manage themselves.
  5. 5. The Solution
  6. 6. Connect One address book, everywhere!
  7. 7. Funding
  8. 8. Team
  9. 9. Stas, Ata, Artyom & Yuri
  10. 10. Why Nearshoring?
  11. 11.    Co-Founder outside CH Costs Always been virtual
  12. 12. Why Cikum?
  13. 13.     Franco Own Team Model No Overhead Timezone / Location
  14. 14. Finding our Team
  15. 15.     We defined Requirements Search and filter by Ciklum Our Interviews Our decision
  16. 16. Organizing
  17. 17. Chat / Video Call
  18. 18. Trello
  19. 19. Github
  20. 20. So what?
  21. 21. Excellent People
  22. 22. Quickly Productive
  23. 23. No Overhead
  24. 24. Questions? 24

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