<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://px.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=2085737&amp;fmt=gif">
Tema: LØRNSOC

#0423: Facetime for work

Gjest: Sean Percival

CMO

Appear.in


Med Vert Silvija Seres

In this episode of #LØRN Silvija talks with CMO in Appear.in, Sean Percival, about Facetime for work and entrepreneurship in Norway and how to make it easy to connect with anyone, anywhere simply through a browser. An American entrepreneur, investor and author who originally from California, he has invested in more than 120 startups and founded several of his own. Through his work in acclaimed accelerator programs like 500 Startups and the Katapult Accelerator, Sean has helped to mentor 1000s of startups on growth marketing and fundraising.

What is the most important thing you do at your work?
I empower my team and try to get Norwegians to be a bit more ambitious, the latter being more difficult.

What are the central concepts in your tech?
We make it easy to connect to anyone, anywhere through a browser.

Why is it exciting? What drives you here?
I’m excited by our scale and where it can go. Everyone needs to connect with people, and we make that possible.

What do you think are the relevant controversies?
In such a well-run country like Norway you have very little drama. I enjoy that versus America, where there’s new drama daily.

Your own favourite projects?
I’ve written some books and do a lot of mentoring to startup accelerators. My favourite project is whatever today’s founders are building.

Your other favourite examples, internationally and nationally?
I’m not afraid to say I play a lot of Fortnite. It’s a monster global success, and they did so many things right when rolling it out.

Who are your customers?
Freelancers, consultants and small to medium teams. We do really well with distributed teams.

What do we do particularly well in Norway or in your country?
Norway is a country based on trust, which creates a much less stressful work environment. We are great at seeing the bigger picture here in Norway, even though it’s a small country.

A favourite future quote?
If you’re not horribly embarrassed by the first version of your product, you waited too long to ship it.

If people are to remember only one thing from our conversation?
The future is already here, and it’s just evenly distributed.

Dette LØRNER du:

Entrepreneurship Appear.in Investor Startups Innovation
Norway is a country based on trust, which creates a much less stressful work environment. We are great at seeing the bigger picture here in Norway, even though it’s a small country.

Sean Percival

Anbefalt litteratur
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Dette er Appear.in

Appear.in is now Whereby! They changed the name but kept the same easy video meetings you know and love. Whereby is the easiest way for you and your company to meet over video. There’s no app or software download required. Just choose your own personalised URL and meet using your internet browser - on mobile or desktop - with just one click.

Refleksjon

Norway is a country based on trust and we have a lot of knowledge. But how are we viewed by foreigners? And what can we do better to create greater success internationally?