GE 186: How Klout Founder Joe Fernandez Sold His Business for $200M and Started Joymode (podcast)

Joe Fernandez

Hey everyone, in today’s episode I share the mic with Joe Fernandez, co-founder of Joymode, a business that lets you access everything you need for great experiences. Joe previously founded Klout, an app that measures social media influence.

Listen as Joe shares the journey from launching Klout to selling it for $200M, the lessons he learned from pitching Klout to 200 small investors to later raising $3M for Joymode from big-name investors, and how Joymode consistently sees 25% monthly growth with just word-of-mouth advertising.

Download podcast transcript [PDF] here: How Klout Founder Joe Fernandez Sold His Business for $200M and Started Joymode

Time Stamped Show Notes:

3 Key Points:

  1. Remember to consider customer experience and satisfaction in everything you create—whether it’s a brand, a product, a service, etc.
  2. Your past experiences equip you and make you ready for your next journey.
  3. Every startup is an emotional roller coaster, expect the highs and lows.

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Eric Siu (@ericosiu) is the CEO at Single Grain, a digital marketing agency that focuses on paid advertising and content marketing. He contributes regularly to Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and more.

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