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Richard White: Streamlining note-taking for Zoom calls
Richard White is a serial entrepreneur, founder & CEO of Fathom and previously User Voice.
About This Episode
Richard White is a serial entrepreneur, founder & CEO of Fathom and previously User Voice, a company founded back in 2007 that provided a better way of understand and managing user feedback. Richard’s current company is a Y-Combinator backed startup, building a free app that records, transcribes & highlights Zoom calls.
In our conversation with Richard, we cover:
- What Richard is working on with Fathom Video
- Richard’s startup journey, working on Kiko with Justin Kan and Emmet Shear, early Y Combinator days, starting User Voice
- Selling Kiko on eBay for quarter million dollars
- Finding a co-founder for User Voice on Craigslist
- Role distribution between co-founders in User Voice
- Building User Voice: MVP, incorporating, raising the first check
- The experience of doing Y Combinator as a repeat founder
- How the idea for Fathom came about and what are its use cases
- Risks of building a product that is dedicated to one platform
- Advice to first-time founders
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