Jaryd Hermann

Member Since 2020

Jaryd Hermann

Founder, CEO

WECAST INC

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.


SKILLS

  • Product Management
  • Agile and Lean Startups
  • Writing

RECENT CONTENT

December 14th, 2020

Four Ways You Can Be Better Data-Informed

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. 

November 23rd, 2020

Five Steps To Faster Market Research

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.

June 11th, 2020

8 Clear Signs of a High-Quality Job Candidate

[long-form article emailed to Kelsey]

June 9th, 2020

Six Steps To Running A Successful MVP Experiment And De-Risking Your Next Idea

With all this data, figure out what worked, what didn’t and how you’re going to iterate on this version of the product.


COMPANY INFO

WECAST INC

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.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Content
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Advertising

INDUSTRY

Staffing & Recruiting