47. How to make a prototype for your product: start with research May 19, 2021

The prototyping process is the first step in the product development journey. To go from idea to live app, site or algorithm, you need to test it with target users.

A good prototype can get you funding, but more importantly, it can show you whether the concept is worth pursuing in the first...

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46. How technology moves money around the world May 12, 2021

When you make a payment, your money doesn’t reach the destination bank account straight away. Instead, it goes through an underground railroad of payment providers and intermediaries to reach its destination.

In traditional banking, this process is expensive and slow, but new fintech...

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45. Apps have brains too: a quick guide to servers May 05, 2021

Every time you send a message on Whatsapp, it goes through the server. Every time you look back at your old Instagram photos, the server brings you your data.

Servers are a key component of almost all apps, and they work like the brains of the operation. Their main task is to enable...

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44. The new fashion for designer CEOs Apr 28, 2021

The hemlines for skirts are not the only thing to be dictated by fashion. So is the experience of tech executives.

The fashion for developers turned CEOs like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg is giving way to designers at the helm. The founders of Airbnb and Snap were designers not developers.

Good...

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43. What's technical debt and why should non-techies care? Apr 21, 2021

If code gets written, that usually means that there's technical debt. If it isn't dealt with regularly, the product doesn't work properly, engineers leave and you'll have a rebellion on your hands.

In this episode, you'll learn from Alexandre Omeyer, founder of Stepsize, the core concepts that...

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42. How To Measure Success In Your Produc‪t‬ Apr 14, 2021

If you don’t where you’re going, you’re not going to get there. Having a key goal in your product means you can lead a team, track your progress and invest wisely. 

Whether you're funding a product or building one, listen to this episode to learn how to set your...

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41. From tech entrepreneurship to venture capital Apr 07, 2021

Venture capital is usually not somebody's first job. It is a career people transition into, and one of the best ways to prepare is by working in a start-up.

In this episode, you'll hear from VC James Sore, Principal at SuperSeed ventures, about how he transitioned into tech entrepreneurship and...

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40. How to use No Code apps to build your first product Mar 31, 2021

No code tools are a great way to build your first product, get it into users' hands and see if there is a business case. Once you've done that, you know what to invest in and why.

But, they are not a long term solution for many products. Listen to this episode what the no code movement is, how...

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39. What do tech CEOs actually do‪?‬ Mar 24, 2021

Whether you’re leading Netflix or a tiny start-up, you're going to develop similar skills. You will need to work with people who have different talents and skills to you, like your CTO or your tech lead.

Your job is to learn to ask the right questions and set clear aims, and then work with...

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38. Founder Stories: How I Built IVY, the Social University Mar 17, 2021

 In this episode you'll hear from Beri Meric about how he built a global social platform as a non-technical founder. Beri began his career in banking, has an MBA from Harvard, and is drawn to big picture thinking rather than writing code.

IVY, a global content and community platform,...

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Non-Technical Founders Don’t Need to Cod‪e‬ Mar 12, 2021

In this episode, Sophia Matveeva spoke to serial entrepreneur and NASDAQ company board member Alexandra Charters Zubko. Alexandra co-founded Triptease, a global software as a service company with offices in London, New York and Singapore, which has raised $28 million in venture funding.

This is a...

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37. APIs: why Uber uses Google Map‪s‬ Mar 10, 2021

You can login to Bumble with Facebook and Uber uses Google maps. This happens because Uber's servers are connected to Google via a special widget called the API.

In this podcast episode, Sophia Matveeva teaches what APIs are and how companies can use them to grow users and revenue. This is a...

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