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This is a podcast for first-time app founders to help them refine their idea, build an insanely useful app, scale it up, and change the world.

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This is a podcast for first-time app founders to help them refine their idea, build an insanely useful app, scale it up, and change the world.

    How to Build an App Podcast | Episode 38 with Rand Fishkin (SparkToro)

    How to Build an App Podcast | Episode 38 with Rand Fishkin (SparkToro)

    Welcome back to How To Build An App!

    Just a couple of episodes back we were talking about how you can definitely build an app as a non-technical founder, but you HAVE to find someone who can fill the gaps in your knowledge and experience.

    We talk about this a ton! And it’s true for other elements, or you could even say requirements, for running a successful startup.

    For example, if you have the technical experience but lack marketing or business experience, you’ve gotta find someone who can fill that gap on your team.

    But how do you do that? How do you find someone with the particular skills that you need?

    How do you know if someone will actually be right for your team and will follow through on what they are offering?

    This week, we’ll be talking about this and more with our guest, Rand Fishkin, the founder of the marketing softwares Moz and Sparktoro.

    In this episode, Rand also shares his strategy of incremental validation, explains the importance of audience research, exposes the hard truth behind the venture capitalist industry, and shares hard-earned advice on how to make it as an entrepreneur.


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    Learn more about SparkToro here:
    https://sparktoro.com/

    Follow Rand on Linkedin here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/randfishkin/

    Follow Rand on Twitter here:
    https://twitter.com/randfish

    Get Rand’s book, Lost and Founder on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735213321/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0735213321&linkCode=as2&tag=everywherei09-20&linkId=401ea2b0cc358033253e657c711c2a88 

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    This show is produced by Strides Development, a full-service app development agency.

    We specialize in taking your ideas and turning them into a finished app in only a few months.

    If you have an app you’re building, we would love to talk to you. You can schedule your free strategy call by clicking here.

    Make sure you’re following Strides:

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/strides.dev/

    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/betzeraustin/ 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Creating an Investor-Ready Pitch Deck with Alison Byers (Scroobius)

    Creating an Investor-Ready Pitch Deck with Alison Byers (Scroobius)

    Welcome back to How To Build An App!

    In this episode, we’re taking a deep dive into how to create and present an investor-ready pitch deck.

    Our guest is Allison Byers, and honestly, she blew us away with her experience in this realm.

    Her background is actually in psychology and after being passed up for a job that she was way overqualified for, she decided to try her hand at business.

    Clearly, that worked out for her! She went from fundraising over 10 million dollars for a startup medical device company to founding her own fundraising platform, Scroobious.

    You’ll hear more about Scroobious in this episode, but basically it’s a virtual platform and community to quickly and meaningfully connect underrepresented founders, investors, and partners.

    This episode is definitely a must-listen for all founders.

    Allison covers what to include and not include in your pitch deck, how long it should be, tips on presenting, and even runs through different types of investors and what you should go for.

    This is your guide to creating a pitch deck that will lead you to the right investors and the funding you need for your own startup!

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    Learn more about Scroobious here:
    https://www.scroobious.com/

    Follow Allison on Linkedin here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/allison-byers/

    Follow Allison on Twitter here:
    https://twitter.com/apbyers?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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    This show is produced by Strides Development, a full-service app development agency.

    We specialize in taking your ideas and turning them into a finished app in only a few months.

    If you have an app you’re building, we would love to talk to you. You can schedule your free strategy call by clicking here.

    Make sure you’re following Strides:

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/strides.dev/

    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/betzeraustin/
     

    • 47 min
    Rumble Studio: A Work in Progress with Carl Robinson and Joris Guerry (Rumble Studio)

    Rumble Studio: A Work in Progress with Carl Robinson and Joris Guerry (Rumble Studio)

    Welcome back to How To Build An App!

    In previous episodes, we’ve addressed the question of whether you can found a tech startup as a non-technical founder.

    Ultimately, the answer is YES but you absolutely need to find someone for your team that does have that technical background.

    Our guests this week, Carl Robinson and Joris Guerry, are a prime example of how well it plays out when you follow this advice and they have a bit of an interesting backstory.

    Carl and Joris were paired up through Entrepreneur First, which basically put them through the entrepreneur version of speed dating to find a cofounder!

    You’ll hear more about that story from them in this episode.

    Together they founded Rumble Studio, a SAAS company that allows users to produce spoken audio quickly, easily, and affordably with a unique conversational A.I.

    In this episode, Carl and Joris explain in more depth what Rumble Studio is and the ups and downs they have experienced throughout the development process.

    The intriguing element of this episode is that Rumble Studio is still a work in progress so the conversation includes current problem-solving strategies, the trial and error processes Carl and Joris are currently experiencing, and how they are preparing to launch the full product.



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    Learn more about Rumble Studio here:
    https://rumble.studio/

    Follow Carl on Linkedin here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlrobins0n/

    Follow Joris on Linkedin here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorisguerry/

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    This show is produced by Strides Development, a full-service app development agency.

    We specialize in taking your ideas and turning them into a finished app in only a few months.

    If you have an app you’re building, we would love to talk to you. You can schedule your free strategy call by clicking here.

    Make sure you’re following Strides:

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/strides.dev/

    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/betzeraustin/
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Product-Led Growth with Jeff Coyle (Market Muse)

    Product-Led Growth with Jeff Coyle (Market Muse)

    Welcome back to How To Build An App!

    Our guest today is Jeff Coyle, the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Market Muse

    If you haven’t heard of Market Muse, here are a few highlights.

    Market Muse is an AI platform used to accelerate content planning, creation, and optimization.

    The MarketMuse platform identifies content quality issues on its user’s sites and builds blueprints that show exactly how to maximize the value of their online content.

    As a cross-disciplined, data-driven inbound marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience managing products and helping companies scale up, Jeff has a lot to share on the topic of product-led marketing and growth.

    In this episode, he breaks down the importance of measuring and utilizing user behavior to build and scale a successful, product-led SAAS company.

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    Learn more about Market Muse here:
    https://www.marketmuse.com/

    Follow Jeff on Linkedin here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffcoyle/

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    This show is produced by Strides Development, a full-service app development agency.

    We specialize in taking your ideas and turning them into a finished app in only a few months.

    If you have an app you’re building, we would love to talk to you. You can schedule your free strategy call by clicking here.

    Make sure you’re following Strides:

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/strides.dev/

    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/betzeraustin/ 

    • 55 min
    Marketing and Growth Hacks With Steve Young (App Masters)

    Marketing and Growth Hacks With Steve Young (App Masters)

    Welcome back to How To Build An App!

    I’m your host Austin Betzer and I’m here with Bowdrie Price.

    Our guest this week is Steve Young, the founder and CEO of App Masters.

    Not to be confused with Steve Young, the football player haha!

    Steve has kind of a cool backstory that he’ll share with you during this episode, but just to give a little teaser, it starts with Steve running growth for a startup in San Francisco and follows him through his entrepreneurial journey to success with App Masters.

    Just to give you an idea of what that success looks like, App Masters has become the #1 app business podcast, and scaled into a highly successful marketing agency.

    App Masters has helped dozens of clients get featured by Apple, hit the #2 paid app overall, and get coverage by major publications like Techcrunch and Mashable.

    In this week’s episode, Steve shares his first-hand knowledge of how to make it in the app industry with action-packed advice about product design, app marketing, and business and app design.

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    Learn more about App Masters here:
    https://appmasters.com/  

    App Masters Youtube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/AppMasters

    App Masters Podcast:
    https://appmasters.com/app-marketing-podcast/

    Follow Steve on LinkedIn here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevepyoung/

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    This show is produced by Strides Development, a full-service app development agency.

    We specialize in taking your ideas and turning them into a finished app in only a few months.

    If you have an app you’re building, we would love to talk to you. You can schedule your free strategy call by clicking here.

    Make sure you’re following Strides:

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/strides.dev/

    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/betzeraustin/
     

    • 48 min
    Growth Hacks and Retention Strategies with Fouad Saeidi (App Growth Network)

    Growth Hacks and Retention Strategies with Fouad Saeidi (App Growth Network)

    Welcome back to How To Build An App!

    We’ve got an awesome episode ahead on go-to-market strategy and customer retention.

    Our guest this week is, Fouad Saeidi, the founder and CEO of App Growth Network, ​​a global app marketing agency that helps app founders identify growth objectives and come up with a data-backed action plan for success.

    You’ll hear a lot more about the App Growth Network in this episode along with a ton of actionable tips, strategies, and insight into marketing, growth, and customer retention. 

    Fouad’s in-depth experience with the data, analytics and technicalities behind creating a successful marketing and retention strategy is extensive and impressive.

    We learned a lot from this interview and were super excited to share it with you!

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    Learn more about App Growth Network here:
    https://appgrowthnetwork.com/

    How to Launch an App ebook:
    https://appgrowthnetwork.com/how-to-launch-an-app-ebook/


    Follow Fouad on LinkedIn here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fouadsaeidi/

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    This show is produced by Strides Development, a full-service app development agency.

    We specialize in taking your ideas and turning them into a finished app in only a few months.

    If you have an app you’re building, we would love to talk to you. You can schedule your free strategy call by clicking here.

    Make sure you’re following Strides:

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/strides.dev/

    Linkedin:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/betzeraustin/

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

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So much info

Such a wide range of content in the tech space. If you’re building software it’s a must listen.

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I know next to nothing about app development, but still find this podcast fascinating. It gives great insight into how an app developer thinks.

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Very Interesting and Focused on Teachinf

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