Timur Daudpota, cofounder of Blurbiz. His business allows companies to create and edit videos and post them directly to Snapchat. Listen to Timur share his journey as an entrepreneur. He started out with skateboards, and now he’s jumped to Snapchat.
Favorite Book? – Zero to One
What CEO do you follow? — Elon Musk
Favorite online tool? — Sketch
Do you get 8 hours of sleep?—No
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be? — Read more books.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:10 – Nathan introduces Timur
02:00 – Blurbiz is a SaaS platform
03:00 – They found a gap in Snapchat
03:35 – Customers can link their Snapchat account and post videos through Blurbiz
04:20 – Working with publishers
04:40 – They charge $2k to $5k per month
05:00 -- $60k in revenue last month
05:15 – Too early for churn
05:45 – Customer acquisition
06:20 – They pay themselves a $60k salary
06:35 – Fundraising is $425k total
07:15 – Valuation
08:20 – Team size is 8
08:30 – Commission based
09:45 – Based out of Mountain View
10:00 – Started with a skateboarding company
10:40 – Bringing back a classic skateboard design
11:00 – LED skateboard wheels
11:30 – Received prize money for their company
12:00 – Finding a better way to sell
12:20 – They connected their product with social media and sales jumped
13:00 – Equity for Blurbiz
13:45 – Follow Blurbiz on Snapchat
14:00 – 20000 views for every post on Snapchat
16:40 -- The Famous Five
3 Key Points:
Constantly find ways to improve your business.
If you find a gap in a certain company or industry, fill it.
Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur.
Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
Freshbooks - The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts.
Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+
Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he's driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books.
Sketch – Timur’s favorite online tool
Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives