In the first month of 2019, Innovify’s #ProductTalk community meet up the Showcaser team – a corporate venture of Sthree. Michelle Parsons (Product Manager and Co-Founder), Phil Smith (Development Manager) and Donna Owen (Head of Sales) shared their experience on how their startup, Showcaser, came to be where it is now.
Hiring the best talent is always a challenge for any startup during the early days. At this point in the journey, not only is it critical to hire a great fit, but it is also paramount to ensure that they can do more than what is immediately required.
Many of you may know what a minimum viable product (MVP) is. It’s a powerful basic model that explains what your product does and why prospects should buy it. So in a way, MVP teaches you how to build good, sustainable products.
When we first met Fred, the founder of Brickowner, we could feel his passion and ambitions to be the market leader for property crowdfunding. He had a great idea, highly experienced partners, and a very aggressive plan to grow and fund raise. They were also working with UI/UX and branding agencies. But if they were going to succeed, they desperately needed technology know-how and the right business processes required to set such platform. So they came to Innovify.
Innovify, a London-based tech foundry, successfully raised £174,000 crowd-funding round on Seedrs in January 2016.