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By SussexFounders
Interviews with founders running successful software businesses in and around Sussex.
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Episode 3: Building and scaling a SaaS startup without VC funding with Janna Bastow from ProdPad.
Janna Bastow (@simplybastow) grew frustrated with the lack of tools helping product managers to do their jobs, so built her own!  Today, Janna is CEO at ProdPad which provides software for product managers all over the world.  In this episode we’ll explore how the company got started and scaled without any VC funding, through to how to scale and onboard customers effectively.
January 17, 2020
Episode 2: Transitioning from being a freelancer to running a product business with Thomas Parslow of Buzzshot
Thomas Parslow (@almostobsolete) saw a gap in the market when his dad started working at an escape room as a gamesmaster.  He saw a gap in the market for software which helped escape rooms manage their guests more easily - and built an app for checkin, photos and follow ups.  In this episode, we talk to Thomas about the transition from working full time as a freelancer to working on a profitable product business full time.
October 24, 2019
Episode 1: Building and exiting a crowdfunded company with Peter Ramsey
Peter Ramsey (@PeteRamsey) started Movem at University after a bad experience with a landlord. He built a service that allowed any renter to review their landlord and property... good or bad! Pete took the company through several angel and crowdfunding rounds before making selling the company for a multi million pound figure. In this episode we talk to Pete about how he did it, and some of the challenges of building and exiting a crowdfunded business.
July 30, 2019
Episode 0: Introducing SussexFounders with James Wood, Jonathan Markwell & Simon Kimber
Introducing SussexFounders - a community of software business founders based in Sussex. In this series we’ll be interviewing founders from across Sussex and hearing about how they’re building their businesses. In this first episode we’ll introduce ourselves and let you know what you can expect from us over the coming months!
July 18, 2019