CEO Q&A: Power of Community and the Startup Journey

Interview with Ben Sampson for The Outsell Podcast on funding, managing burnout and Zapnito from the beginning

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As Ben describes on Medium, we dive into several different rabbit holes, including the journey to founding Zapnito and ultimately making the leap to full-time, the benefits of bootstrapping, being mindful of burnout as an executive, and the power of community and how Zapnito is playing in the space.

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Charles Thiede

CEO & Co-Founder, Zapnito

My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.

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