I had an interesting conversation with Melanie Aronson who moved to Sweden as a documentary filmmaker and ended up starting a company (Panion) to build a community engagement platform. I was curious to understand how she translated her background for the world of startups and how she managed to get her initial angel funding.
[1:03] - Journey from documentary filmmaker to startup founder
[3:41] - What was your strategy as a first-time founder for attracting people who are really motivated and engaged to work with you?
[4:52] - What does Panion do and why is it called Panion?
[9:05] - How do you build engaged communities?
[14:53] - What are you seeing as successful monetization strategies for community-based platforms?
[17:22] - Advice on angel funding
[21:28] - How did you keep yourself motivated in your early days
[23:00] - How do you de-stress?
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