Aydin has been an entrepreneur since a young age. He left a stable job after college and dedicated himself to building a product and growing a company.
In August 2014, that company, Fluidware, was acquired by SurveyMonkey.
He is currently building Fellow.app, a product that helps managers have effective meetings, exchange feedback and track goals.
Aydin spoke at length about how it is to build and run a business for 8+ years and then start something fresh – the motivation/ rationale and how much of the previous success helps now.
An interesting part of Aydin’s journey is that he bootstrapped his first startup but raised a $6.5mn seed round before launch for Fellow. He shared his thoughts on when funding makes more sense and more specifically, why it did in case of Fellow.app.
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