44 min

#45 Catching Waves to 4M Users with Kevin Garber Weird Growth

    • Technology

Serial entrepreneur Kevin Garber discusses the challenges of finding the right idea and solving problems for startups. He emphasizes that overthinking ideas can hinder progress and suggests that building upon existing concepts can lead to success. He shares insights from his entrepreneurial journey, including his experiences with Managed Flitter, a social media app. Kevin highlights the importance of adapting to changes and finding ways to provide value in the startup world. The episode delves into his current venture, Zlinky, a mobile and web app focused on bookmark and image organization. The conversation touches on the thrill of entrepreneurship, learning from failures, and the rewarding feeling of making a positive impact. 



Problem: 

As huge content consumers, there was a lack of tooling around storing and organising these links.  



Solution:  

Zlinky helps to store and organise all your saved links including bookmarks, articles, videos, etc into one place.  



One big piece of advice: 

Keep learning and pulling all the different levers, and try not to compare yourself to others in the tech press. Sometimes it's very easy to think everyone is crushing it very easily, which is not the case. 



Bullets:    

(00:00) - Introduction 

(04:02) - The business Kevin would start today 

(07:24) - The lead-up to launching ManageFlitter 

(16:13) - What led the business to take off 

(17:44) - Tips on how to build something or find a solution for a problem 

(19:24) - What's happened with Twitter (X)? 

(24:00) - The stressful decision 

(26:12) - The problem Zlinky is solving 

(31:00) - Reaching Zlinky’s first customers 

(33:20) - How they collect feedback 

(36:05) - What’s next for Zlinky in the future 

(37:45) - Entrepreneurship is... 

(38:44) - Kevin's one big piece of advice 



Show & tell 

Kevin’s Dog – Banjo 

Zlinky 

ManageFlitter (no longer running) 



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Serial entrepreneur Kevin Garber discusses the challenges of finding the right idea and solving problems for startups. He emphasizes that overthinking ideas can hinder progress and suggests that building upon existing concepts can lead to success. He shares insights from his entrepreneurial journey, including his experiences with Managed Flitter, a social media app. Kevin highlights the importance of adapting to changes and finding ways to provide value in the startup world. The episode delves into his current venture, Zlinky, a mobile and web app focused on bookmark and image organization. The conversation touches on the thrill of entrepreneurship, learning from failures, and the rewarding feeling of making a positive impact. 



Problem: 

As huge content consumers, there was a lack of tooling around storing and organising these links.  



Solution:  

Zlinky helps to store and organise all your saved links including bookmarks, articles, videos, etc into one place.  



One big piece of advice: 

Keep learning and pulling all the different levers, and try not to compare yourself to others in the tech press. Sometimes it's very easy to think everyone is crushing it very easily, which is not the case. 



Bullets:    

(00:00) - Introduction 

(04:02) - The business Kevin would start today 

(07:24) - The lead-up to launching ManageFlitter 

(16:13) - What led the business to take off 

(17:44) - Tips on how to build something or find a solution for a problem 

(19:24) - What's happened with Twitter (X)? 

(24:00) - The stressful decision 

(26:12) - The problem Zlinky is solving 

(31:00) - Reaching Zlinky’s first customers 

(33:20) - How they collect feedback 

(36:05) - What’s next for Zlinky in the future 

(37:45) - Entrepreneurship is... 

(38:44) - Kevin's one big piece of advice 



Show & tell 

Kevin’s Dog – Banjo 

Zlinky 

ManageFlitter (no longer running) 



Subscribe to our monthly newsletter filled with cutting-edge links and tools from around the web, upcoming startup events in Australia, and marketing insights from our team. > https://www.ammo.marketing/subscribe

44 min

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