First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
70
Average duration
00:15:27

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Ending the VC dream and pivoting to an indie company - David Kofoed Wind, Eduflow

<p>David Kofoed Wind is the co-founder and CEO of <a href="https://eduflow.com/">Eduflow</a> an education platform started in 2015 as Peergrade, which was a peer to peer feedback tool. David is the definition of technical, having studied for a degree in applied math and computer science, then a Ph.D in machine learning. This is where the idea for Peergrade was born, as he started teach a course in data science and solved his own problem.</p><p>👉 <a href="https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mckinven/">Extended version of this episode</a>.</p><p><strong>What we covered in this episode:</strong></p><ul> <li>How Peergrade started in 2015</li> <li>Scratching your own itch</li> <li>Selling to universities</li> <li>Using your "unfair advantages"</li> <li>Why David took a Ph.D</li> <li>What it's like building a product with a Ph.D</li> <li>Having a terrible product</li> <li>Going for and ending the VC dream</li> <li>Pivoting Peergrade to Eduflow</li> <li>Why David resonates with Indie Hackers</li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://basecamp.com/books/rework"><strong>Rework</strong></a> by Basecamp</li> <li>Podcast: <a href="https://outofbeta.fm/"><strong>Out of Beta</strong></a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/yongfook"><strong>Jon Yongfook</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow David</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://twitter.com/utdiscant">Twitter</a></li></ul><p><strong>Follow Me</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jmckinven">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/indiebitespod">Indie Bites Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://jamesmckinven.com/">Personal Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://whistablecraftco.com/">Buy A Wallet</a></li> <li><a href="https://2hourpodcast.com/">2 Hour Podcast Course</a></li> <li> <a href="https://podpanda.co/">PodPanda</a> (hire me to edit your podcast)</li> </ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href="https://www.ramenclub.so/uk"><strong>Ramen Club</strong></a></p><p>My favourite community has just got a significant upgrade as it rebrands to Ramen Club, the best community to help you get to Ramen Profitability.</p><p><br>Ramen club has 4 remote coworking sessions a week, masterminds, accountability calls, live AMAs, a fractional CFO, in-house VA, discounts and so much more. But most of all, the founder Charlie has done a wonderful job at cultivating a wonderfully friendly and supportive community.</p><p>To join the world's most supportive community for bootstrapped founders to reach ramen profitable and beyond, head to <a href="http://ramenclub.so/">ramenclub.so</a> and use code "INDIEBITES" to let Charlie know I sent you and get 50% off your first month.</p>
Published Aug 30, 2022