Follow our journey as we build and launch two startups as a part of the TinySeed remote accelerator. Hosted by Matt Wensing, founder of Summit, and Peter Suhm, founder of Branch.
The Mastermind Is Back
Derrick Reimer is back for another on-air mastermind session with Matt and Peter.
Matt is dropping Loom videos on Twitter and his followers are starting to really grok what he's building with the new Summit. Peter is excited about a new customer he brought on and is getting ready to launch Reform.
"It's like fusion power"
Is launching always just around the corner? Development on Reform continues, as Peter and Bjørn win a new customer for a brand new use-case: customer onboarding. Matt and the Summit team make steady progress and shorten their list of must-haves. The two discuss pricing and feature prioritization.
A whiteboard that does math
Matt has a new way of describing Summit as the product keeps evolving. Peter is noticing some differences between Branch and Reform that is making him optimistic about the future.
Matt has been sharing screenshots of the new Summit on Twitter and the reactions have him optimistic about the new product. Peter is tired and wanting to launch Reform to more customers - yesterday.
Masterminding with Derrick Reimer
Matt and Peter are joined by their mastermind buddy, Derrick Reimer of SavvyCal. Matt is working on Summit's SEL language, Derrick just shipped an Outlook integration for SavvyCal, and Peter is trying to balance customer development with shipping product.
Go back to episode 1 and start from there. I listened to one random episode, realized I needed the whole story, and am now up to the mid 60’s. And it’s worth it.
It’s fascinating watching these two lovable doofs build out a pair of very cool but not necessarily trendy companies. Their ups and downs are both instructive and weirdly compelling. This isn’t a polished big-budget affair, but more like a low-key slice-of-life drama. Imagine the vibe of a Scandinavian buddy comedy—understated but sincere.
Beyond the human interest side, if you have any interest in starting a company, it’s worth a listen. This isn’t the story that founders tell after the fact. This is the raw process. They struggle, they make brilliant choices, they make choices that will leave you wanting to scream at them. But they both seem like good people which leaves you rooting for them the whole way.
Listening non-stop for value
So, I am way too far behind in listening to my podcasts. For some podcasts, I’ve skipped episodes. For Pete and Matt, I am listening carefully to each episode. It’s Feb 2021, but I’m still at Dec 2019 in episodes, and there’s so much value in each episode that now I’ve decided I will ONLY listen to Out of Beta - at least until I catch up. I’m making business decisions based on what I hear in the podcast. Great stuff!