Member Since 2020
New York City Area
Jaryd is a 26-year-old internet entrepreneur and writer who founded WECAST Inc. As CEO, (www.mywecast.com) grew to become the largest marketplace for on-camera talent in Africa, creating over $2M in job opportunities in 2019 (828% YoY growth from 2018), and growing to +24K users in 18 months. His work in the technology sector has been covered by multiple publications. He has written for Forbes and Inc Magazine, and is a top writer for the largest active publication on Medium with over 610K followers, writing about startup lessons and advice. He co-founded a national TV show in 2012, and was the presenter for over a year. He’s also spoken live at several other venues, including Microsoft and Model United Nations (through the Global Young Leaders Conference) He is passionate about building technology companies, design, science, philosophy, psychology, and personal growth.
The foundation of choosing what to measure is knowing what you need insight into, and what decisions you are hoping to inform. This is a critical part of collecting and maintaining good data.
Research is absolutely critical to making informed strategic and product decisions. And as a product manager or founder, this market research must be carefully balanced with speed, efficacy and an iterative process.
[long-form article emailed to Kelsey]
With all this data, figure out what worked, what didn’t and how you’re going to iterate on this version of the product.
The importance of building for your customer cannot be emphasized enough.
18 leaders from YEC discuss what elements business leaders should keep in mind before selling their company.
Get across exactly what your product or service offers to solve a customer pain point.
Until you have the right ratio and a good amount of liquidity, you’ll be faced with revenue challenges and user churn.
The more you can prove before speaking to an investor, the more leverage you'll have.
WECAST was a marketplace for on-camera talent with SaaS for hiring and managing talent. It grew to become the largest marketplace for on-camera talent in Africa, creating over $2M in job opportunities in 2019 (828% YoY growth from 2018), and growing to +24K users in 18 months. Some of our customers included major ad agencies like Ogilvy, M&C SAATCHI, 99Cents, and TBWA. Our startup did projects for Netflix, HBO, Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal, and our users have been featured in ads for global brands like Airbnb, Gucci, Adidas, VW, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce, AMEX, Burger King, Coca Cola, Samsung, and many others.
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