Nick Fogle

Nick Fogle

Intro

Nick Fogle is the co-founder of Wavve and ChurnKey, but there is a lot more to Nick than just that. Wavve is a audio to video platform which has now hit $1.5m in ARR, but Nick has only left his full time job 3 years after starting the company and 9 months after it had eclipsed his salary. Why? Well, Nick had $250,000 student loans to pay off.

Questions

On debt

  • Nick, $250,000 of student debt, how did you get there?
  • How did you feel in Christmas 2016 when you had this insurmountable debt?
  • What steps did you take to pay it down?
  • What advice would you give to others in a similar position?

On Wavve

  • Tell me a little more about Wavve
  • What was the landscape like in 2016 when you started? Many competitors?
  • How did you get your first users?
  • When did you think "I could make something of this"?
  • Was it linear growth? Or was there a particular inflection point?
  • How have you found scaling? Hiring etc.
  • What does the future look like for you and Wavve?

Quick fire

  • Favourite book
  • Favourite podcast
  • Best IH to follow