Startup advice from Prof JP

Scaling a Business

  • understand why customers buy/use your product?
  • don’t scale by doing more things

Case Study: RightMedia

  • They built an add network for add networks. But: how do you get people to join your platform?
    • go for the losers first!
    • the ones that are a little desperate to make some revenue from anywhere
    • You won’t get the biggest ones, but there’s a lot to be made from “the tails”
  • right media acquisition
    • built up some tech
    • the profit was pure business negotiation and leverage