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UP063: Visible // powering communication for founders and investors

UP063: Visible // powering communication for founders and investors

Update: 2020-01-01
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Interview starts: 7:45
Debrief starts: 49:27

Mike Preuss is the co-founder and CEO of Visible, an investor reporting platform for startups. Beginning in 2014, Visible is a completely remote company used by over 2,000 businesses. They help founders update their investors on their business and maintain accountability and trust throughout growth.

An Orr Fellow from Indiana University, Mike Preuss was the Business Development Manager for Formspring before Visible.

We discuss:

  • AD: Finding experienced employees for your new business with Integrity Power Search (5:23)

  • Mike's background and entrepreneurship experience (7:56)

  • Orr Fellowship (11:17)

  • Managing a remote culture, different time zones, and off-sites (12:44)

  • Initial problem and genesis of Visible (18:38)

  • Changing the product from investors to founders (21:53)

  • Finding clients (26:07)

  • Tracking metrics and data (or lack thereof (30:05)

  • Visible using Visible (32:38)

  • Money model (36:13)

  • Investors' and founders' access to information (43:13)

  • Visible's potential in a downturn or recession (46:31)

Learn more about Visible: https://visible.vc/
Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikePreuss
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This episode is sponsored by Integrity Power Search, the #1 full stack high growth startup recruiting firm between the coasts. They partner with venture capitalists, private equity groups and CEOs to build amazing teams for the world’s most disrupting companies.

Learn more about or get in touch with Integrity Power Search: https://upside.fm/integrity
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UP063: Visible // powering communication for founders and investors

UP063: Visible // powering communication for founders and investors

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