Ep 46: Founder Story – Equity Crowdfunding, Investors, Hiring with Arjun Rai, HelloWoofy
In this episode, Arjun Rai, CEO, and founder of HelloWoofy shares his founder story. He shares what it really takes to build a high-growth high-tech scalable business.
HelloWoofy now leverages augmented reality and artificial intelligence to make an easy-to-use social media content management for small businesses.
But as Arjun shares, the journey to success is not always smooth. Arjun shares what it’s like to be running out of cash, but yet have the conviction to see it through to raise over $1.3M and build a cutting-edge business
“I knew that the business just needs to exist…[and]…small businesses needed our help” – Arjun Rai
He shares some fantastic advice for fundraising in general and shares his “Meet the Drapers” story that led to a super successful equity crowdfunding campaign.
Throughout our conversation, Arjun authentically shares his insights into what it means to be a founder.
We talk about:
- Positivity and the law of attraction.
- Channeling your Star Trek and building Innovation
- Talking to investors
- What investors are looking for
- How to engage customers
- Revenue and growth
- Getting started from idea to mvp to investors
About the Guest:
Arjun is the CEO and founder of HelloWoofy, a smart marketing dashboard. HelloWoofy was born of Arjun’s passion for helping small businesses and startups reach their full potential through their digital marketing– and content marketing– efforts. Arjun is at the forefront of the digital landscape and has been networking with some of the most influential entrepreneurs in the country since high school, and with HelloWoofy, he’s used his skills to create a seamless, innovative, and efficient digital marketing experience that leverages the power of visualized data science and artificial intelligence—boasting more than 10,000 members and having raised more than $1.3 million in VC and crowdsourced funding.
Links mentioned in the show:
HelloWoofy Pitches to Billionaire VC Investor, Tim Draper, on Meet the Drapers Season 3 TV Show! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtHxCFv9St4
HelloWoofy WeFunder campaign – https://wefunder.com/hellowoofy/
About the Host:
Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and a passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He helps technical founders build the business they want. He helps established businesses tap into their start-up founder to conquer a changing world. With more than 25 years across start-ups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer.
Words of Wisdom
- Ideas are worthless; revenues are priceless; surround yourself with smart people.
- Life is a journey – mole hills or mountains? it’s your choice.
Talk to The Savvy Founder:
Connect with The Savvy Founder:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thesavvyfounder
Website – https://www.philiptopham.com
“10 Most Fixable Pitch Deck Mistakes” https://pitchdeck.thesavvyfounder.com
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