#006: Aldo de Pape
"I'm an absolute hustler"
Aldo De Pape is the Founder and CEO of TeachPitch, a technology that helps teachers identify the best online teaching resources.
After founding in 2014, TeachPitch is already being utilised in over 125 countries (yes, 125!!) and they've received investment from China as well as the UK. Last year they completed a £300,000 investment round via Crowdcube, and they have just launched their latest round on Crowdcube which you can view via the link below.
Aldo and I have had many a discussion about 'blagging it', and doing what needs to be done in order to get the company out there. He starts off in great form by saying "I'm an absolute hustler" which is so true!
In this podcast we talk about:
Hustling and making the business your life
Validating your idea
How to increase your PR and publicity
Key lessons to increase your chances of success as a first time founder
Working within an area you're familiar with
Managing and building remote teams
The importance of getting to know your team
Crowdfunding and raising finance
When (or when not) to pivot
The importance of location when starting up
And much more…
Want to find out more about Aldo and Teachpitch? Check out the details below:
Useful links from the podcast: