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All Schemes Considered - Startups Evaluated

All Schemes Considered - Startups Evaluated

By Aakash Shah
A weekly podcast where Aakash Shah and Xand Lourenco dive deep on a new startup and examine its viability as a venture backed business. It's a startup case study in about 25 minutes.
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Latchel - 24/7 maintenance for landlords and property managers

All Schemes Considered - Startups Evaluated

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DigitalBrain - Get through your support tickets twice as fast
Episode 10: DigitalBrain - Get through your support tickets twice as fast This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss DigitalBrain [www.digitalbrain.app]. DigitalBrain's product focuses providing customer support agents the perfect tool for their support tickets. They sit on top of existing help desk software like Salesforce Help Desk or Zendesk and integrate with other system the support agent would have to touch like JIRA, Github, Salesforce, or the company database. By focusing on making the fastest and best support agent experience, DigitalBrain bets they can improve the efficiency of customer support teams. Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
19:18
October 22, 2020
Latchel - 24/7 maintenance for landlords and property managers
Episode 9: Latchel - 24/7 maintenance for landlords and property managers This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss Latchel [latchel.com]. Latchel's product focuses providing landlords and property managers a a 24/7 maintenance service  that takes requests from tenants and deploys the right professional to  fix the things that need fixing. Latchel offers services in several multi-billion dollar  industries. Property management is a $72B industry in the US; contractor  services are worth hundreds of billions. Both of these industries are underserved by technology and suffer from low market penetration and  extreme fragmentation. Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
19:32
October 15, 2020
Seam - The API for controlling homes and buildings
Episode 8: Seam - The API for controlling homes and buildings This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss Seam [getseam.com]. Seam's product focuses on smart buildings. By building an integration layer that works with all smart devices, Seam handles the frustration of working with different smart building hardware devices. Seam brings IOT to hotels and other commercial real estate. Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits:  Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
20:37
October 9, 2020
Wave VR with Flavius Popan - a first-of-its-kind virtual show
Episode 7: Wave VR with Flavius Popan -  a first-of-its-kind virtual show This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss Wave VR (https://wavexr.com/) with Flavius Popan, a software and audio engineer. Wave VR is building a new type of virtual show. They partner with music artists to create virtual reality experiences which are delivered digitally. Flavius's  elaborates on the completely new experiences unlocked by going to a virtual reality concert. It's almost like Ready Player One is real.  Flavius can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/flaviuspopan/ Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits:  Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.  
25:00
October 1, 2020
QuestDB - The fastest open source time series database
Episode 6: QuestDB - The fastest open source time series database This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss QuestDB [https://questdb.io/]. QuestDB's product focuses querying large amounts of time series data quickly and easily. Xand takes Aakash on a journey which delves into why massive companies like Elastic and MongoDB give away their product for free. We learn that open-source is the developer product version of freemium, and there's a huge benefit to being open-source.  Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits:  Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
21:34
September 25, 2020
HireSweet - Recruit targeted passive candidates at a click of a button
Episode 5: HireSweet - Recruit targeted passive candidates at a click of a button This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss HireSweet [https://www.hiresweet.com/]. HireSweet's product focuses recruiting and hiring passive candidates. They're building a marketplace where the buyers are people with job roles to fill and the sellers are passive job candidates. Recruiting is a competitive industry, and the prices are cutthroat -- so HireSweet only works on commission. That's risky! HireSweet has a dual challenge of growing both sides of its marketplace, and this is a tricky balancing act.   Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits:  Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
29:16
September 17, 2020
Karat - the Amex black card for creators
Episode 4: Karat - The Amex black card for creators This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss Karat [https://www.trykarat.com]. Karat focuses on providing lines of credit to creators. The creator economy is here to stay. Patreon is the largest example of building a product for creators. However, banks haven't kept up with the times (surprise surprise!), and creators have a very difficult time getting credit for their projects. Karat provides lines of credit to creators by having a better understanding of how creators can monetize their audiences. Xand and Aakash also weave in broader discussion about financial technology as a whole. Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits:  Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
24:04
September 10, 2020
Warmly - Warm intros to warm leads
Episode 3: Warmly - Warm Intros to Warm Leads Every Week This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss Warmly [https://www.getwarmly.com/]. Warmly's product focuses on lead generation for oubound sales. They've taken a proven strategy, looking at your current customers' employees who have reached purchasing decisions, and they've turned it into a SaaS product. We think it's a brilliant idea, and we stan Warmly's offering. We talk about how Warmly can find buyers of their own product primarily through outbound sales. Warmly's pricing model also interests us, because it's always profitable to be where the money is made -- on the revenue side. Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits:  Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
22:38
September 4, 2020
Pilot - Payroll, benefits, and compliance for remote teams
Episode 2: Pilot - Payroll, benefits, and compliance for remote teams This week on the show, Aakash and Xand discuss Pilot [www.pilot.co]. Pilot focuses on helping companies hire, pay, and manage talent internationally. They solve the complexities that come with international hiring. Their competition is traditional enterprise personnel management solution providers and apathy. Pilot needs to be pleasant to use, and they have to get in front of people who would benefit from the new capability of the Pilot product -- painless international hiring. Xand and Aakash agree that there is a demand and the product can disrupt the traditional players, but they disagree on go-to-market. Go-to market risk is the make-or-break for Pilot. Xand thinks outbound sales and SEO are the best channels. Aakash thinks partnerships would be most fruitful.   Contact: Email: allschemesconsidered@aakash.io Twitter: @aakashdotio [twitter.com/aakashdotio] Podcast website: allschemesconsidered.com  Aakash's website: aakash.io Music credits:  Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release] provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
19:41
August 26, 2020
Handl - API to convert documents into structured data
We talk about Handl -- https://handl.ai/ Aakash is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aakashdotio  Aakash is on the web: https://aakash.io/ Music Track: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]  Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/Gizmo
23:26
August 19, 2020