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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36. How To Validate Your Product Mar 03, 2021

It's so tempting to dive into making a product the moment you have an idea. But, this is a sure way to lose time and money.

Before speaking to developers or designers, take a deep dive into the users and the problem you are aiming to solve. This is an ideal opportunity for non-techies to shine:...

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35. Apple vs Android: An Introduction To The App Econom‪y‬ Feb 24, 2021

Worldwide spending on Google Play and the Apple App store is projected to reach $171 billion in 2024.

The opportunity in making apps and investing in them is huge, but what exactly is the app economy? Before you get started, you need to know the key differences between the Apple and Android...

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How To Hire Product Teams: A Guide For Non-Technical Founders Feb 22, 2021

In this episode, Sophia Matveeva covers how to hire product teams to make your tech idea come to life. As a non-technical founder, you will not be able to supervise developers directly, but it doesn't mean you need to rely on a CTO co-founder either.

If you have an idea for a tech based business...

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34. How I Built A Fintech AI Business As A Non-Technical Founder Feb 17, 2021

Sophia Matveeva spoke to Jung Seok Kung (JS) founder of Aizen, a fintech company which uses AI to support decision making and manage risk for banks. JS is a non-technical founder, who now leads a company that processes 10,000+ algorithms in real time.

If you want to learn what AI is in practice...

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33. What Is A Product? Feb 10, 2021

When was the last time you said to yourself "today, I really want to use a glass?" Probably, never.

Yet, you've used a glass many times to solve the problem of bringing a liquid to your mouth.

In the context of technology, it’s so easy to think of a product as an app, or a site or an...

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32. What Developers Do: Front End vs Back End Feb 03, 2021

In this episode Sophia covers two tech terms you'll hear if you build apps and sites: the back end and the front end. Most apps and sites need to have both to function.

Listen to this episode for a simple non-techie explanation of the back end and front end, what they do and who should build...

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31. How To Transition Into Venture Capital Jan 29, 2021

A career in venture capital is lucrative and exciting. Yet, it is also hard to get into, and once you're in, staying successful isn't easy.

Sophia Matveeva spoke to Silicon Valley venture investor Nilesh Trivedi principal investor at J Ventures and Chicago Booth MBA.

They talked about what makes...

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