I’m Spencer, the founder of Podia: a place for creators to sell their online courses and digital products.
We just celebrated our 2.5-year anniversary, had our first creator pass the $100K mark in online course sales, and now, we’re doing an AMA with you fine folks. Needless to say, it’s been an exciting month!
Okay, let me give you some background on Podia.
We’re a 5-person, all-remote team that’s distributed across New York, Colorado, Canada, and...wait for it...Ireland. We’ve grown to over 5,000 entrepreneurs and creators (much of that growth happened over the last 6 months), and we’re constantly making updates that we hope will continue the success we’ve seen so far.
If you really want to dive in deep, you can check out this article, which focuses less on “what Podia is” and more on why I started it in the first place. There may even be some interesting points in there you’d like to discuss during the AMA.
Now at this point, you may be saying to yourself, “Spencer Fry...who is this dashing gentleman and how do I know that name?” (Well, maybe just the second part).
You may know me from 1 of my 4 former startups, Carbonmade, which is an online portfolio service many of you may have used (at one point or another) to show off your work.
The thing Podia and Carbonmade (and really all of the companies I’ve founded) have in common is my focus on product design—it’s always been really important to me and it’s one of the reasons I’m chatting with all of you today.
Speaking of which, if you’re wondering which types of questions to ask, here are some ideas for conversation-starters:
- My experience as a non-technical founder
- Bootstrapping vs fundraising
- How to choose the right investors when you care deeply about design
- Cooking, cycling, squash, or writing
- Anything that comes to mind!
Alright, that’s it for now, folks. I’m looking forward to chatting with you tomorrow (3.29.17) at 12PM EST!