On this episode of The Pitch Deck, I am excited to welcome Mark Tanner. Mark is the Co-Founder and CEO of a consumer technology startup, Movo. Movo is an interactive fitness app and product. It helps consumers to not only track steps, distance traveled and the calories burned, but with the app, pairs the activity with the photos taken.
While at Princeton University, where he received his BA in English, Mark wrote his thesis on social media and authorship in the modern world. After college, Mark spent a year at Google, where he coordinated major sports partnerships for Google+ and YouTube before leaving to work with a sports app startup. While working on the development of this app, Mark was inspired to found Movo. With several investors already interested the startup, Mark made the leap. Listen in as Mark shares his inspiring path of entrepreneurship, his plan to compete in his market, and how he has managed to niche down, stay focused and lead his company.
Listen To The Full Interview:
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How Mark went from working at Google to founding Movo.
- How working at Google helped Mark discover his love of working with products.
- The 2 questions that have been Mark’s challenge in the past year.
- Mark’s plan to compete with FitBit and other, larger competitors.
- The two components you need before raising money.
Featured On The Show:
- Connect with Movo: Movo | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
- Connect with Mark: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
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