Mon, 3 June 2019
Introducing The Growlr Founder Geoff Cook
Today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots business coaching is a serial entrepreneur and public company CEO.
He started his first company from a Harvard dorm and sold it for millions of dollars at age 24.
He sold his second company for $100 million.
Of all the guests that have appeared on Join Up Dots he is one of the hardest to research.
Most have a fixed talent base that they spin their ventures around.
However our guest seems more than most to be an "idea" man who has an idea, finds an audience and then BOOM business time.
He is currently the CEO and co-founder of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET), a social dating and live-streaming company with a $400+ million market cap.
He has also spent $200 million in the last 3 years buying 4 companies, including most recently, Growlr, a dating app for gay bears.
How The Dots Joined UP For Geoff Cook
If you have no idea what a Gay Bear is (I do as I Googled it) this will of course become clear in today's show.
Geoff also runs the leading podcast player, Podcoin, which is an app that pays a digital currency called Podcoin to listen to podcasts.
Geoff is the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner for the Philadelphia Region.
He is also a children’s book author of "Veronica And The Volcano" and a mentor at Princeton University’s Keller Center.
So as you can see this interview can literally go in any direction, with any question fitting perfectly.
I suppose a great one to start with is what is his definition of an entrepreneur, and is this a title that is earnt or actually born with?
And do the ideas come more and more easily once the first shoots of success occur in a business?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Geoff Cook.
During the show we discussed such weight subjects with Geoff Cook such as:
Geoff revealed how he never claimed the badge of an entrepreneur when he first started earning his own cash. It was just something that he did.
Geoff talked about his early stages in business and how he knew that he would need to scale as soon as possible
We discuss about Product Market fit, and why it is so important to try you best to fit three key strategies - entertainment, status and utility.
Why Geoff feels that the Live Streaming is still in its infancy and is ready to explode in all our lives. Watch out NBC and CBS!