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SaaS Interviews with CEOs, Startups, Founders

What if you knew data behind the fastest growing SaaS companies today? Each morning join Nathan Latka as he spends 15 minutes interviewing SaaS founders. You'll learn how SaaS CEO's launched their startup and grew it into a business. SaaS Founders range from bootstrapped to funded, MVP to 10,000 customers, pre revenue to pre IPO.
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Jan 31, 2017

Manuel Opitz: He is currently the founder of Mecuris. Before founding the company as the CEO, he worked as a medical IP broker in innovation management and as a technology scout in China. He graduated in Industrial Engineering and he has taken a keen interest in optimizing healthcare process chains by digitalization and 3D printing.

Famous Five:

  • Favorite Book? – Thinking Fast and Slow
  • What CEO do you follow? –  N/A
  • Favorite online tool? — Podio and Acuity Scheduling
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— Yes
  • If you could let your 20-year old self, know one thing, what would it be? – “Don’t try to do everything yourself”

 

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:37 – Nathan introduces Manuel to the show
  • 02:14 – Mecuris is in B2B and medical technology
  • 02:30 – Mecuris provides patient specific prosthetics using 3D printing
  • 02:58 – Manuel discusses the picture on their website
  • 03:19 – Mecuris can be reimbursed by the insurance companies
  • 03:38 – Mecuris gets paid as the service provider for medical supply stores
  • 03:51 – Mecuris uses SLSwhich is more costly but lasts
    • 04:25 – The smaller the prosthetics, the cheaper it is
    • 04:50 – Manuel shares the pricing
  • 05:25 – The price for Sophie’s prosthetics
  • 06:15 – Insurance companies have their own prices
  • 06:55 – Average number of prosthetics that have been 3D printed in 2016
    • 07:28 – Mecuris only had prototypes in 2016
  • 07:45 – Mecuris had 2 seed investors in November
  • 08:39 – Mecuris raised under a million
  • 08:55 – Mecuris had a pre-seed round
    • 09:37 – The 6 founders put in 5-digit numbers per person and received a pre-seed government round
  • 10:12 – Manuel shares how the 6 founders talked about the equity
  • 11:26 – The founders who are operational are the software lead and product designer
    • 11:52 – There are a total of 11 people in the office
  • 12:07 – Mecuris was launched in May, 2016
  • 12:52 – Manuel wants to enter the international market after Series A
    • 13:09 – Talks with big companies are in the works
  • 13:40 – Mecuris can do prosthetics in just 10 minutes
  • 14:04 – Manuel discusses Sophie’s prosthetics and what would be her option would be if there was no Mecuris
  • 15:15 – Mecuris can do simulation work with their prosthetics
  • 17:30 – The Famous Five

 

3 Key Points:

  • Aim high—if you believe that you can enter the international market then do it.
  • Sharing equity requires a good system, defining how you can benefit from one another.
  • Collaborate with the experts in your field.

 

Resources Mentioned:

  • Acuity Scheduling – Nathan uses Acuity to schedule his podcast interviews and appointments
  • Drip – Nathan uses Drip’s email automation platform and visual campaign builder to build his sales funnel
  • Toptal – Nathan found his development team using Toptal for his new business Send Later. He was able to keep 100% equity and didn’t have to hire a co-founder due to the quality of Toptal
  • Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for the cheapest price possible.
  • Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5-hour drive) to listen to audio books.
  • The Top Inbox  – The site Nathan uses to schedule emails to be sent later, set reminders in inbox, track opens, and follow-up with email sequences
  • Jamf – Jamf helped Nathan keep his Macbook Air 11” secure even when he left it in the airplane’s back seat pocket
  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives
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