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#34・

🌊 Maximizing Users' Growth > User Growth

"What's more important for us today is to maximize the number of people that know how to use Bubble... because we'll have a compound effect" - Emmanuel Straschnov, Cofounder of Bubble🌊 Have a startup-loving friend? Forward Open Water Weekly!Nine years ago, Em…

 
#33・

🌊 Working Hard Doesn't Always Solve The Problem

"If you're someone who likes to work hard and prides yourself on that, you need to remember that working hard doesn't always solve the problem. You want to be figuring out... when to step back, assess what you're doing, and figure out how it fits into the lon…

 
#32・

🌊 How To Build a Moonshot

Hello and welcome back to the Open Water Newsletter! Today I'm joined by Garret McCurrach who is on a mission to remove the internet's last barrier: last-mile logistics.His company, Pipedream, is building networks of underground tubes to deliver packages in u…

 
#31・

🌊 Build For Yourself

🌊😎 Cool kids forward Open Water 😎🌊Welcome back to the Open Water Newsletter, I'm the Editor Jacob Peddicord. First off, some housekeeping. In order to slow down and enjoy my last summer before going full-time, this newsletter will be moving to once per week. …

 
#30・

🌊 Automate Yourself

🌊😎 Cool kids forward Open Water 😎🌊Welcome back to the Open Water Newsletter, I'm the Editor Jacob Peddicord. Today I got the chance to interview Johnny Dallas, the Founder and CEO of Zeet. The company has recently become my favorite host for projects because …

 
#29・

🌊 Learn a Language Without Studying

👋 Keep forwarding Open Water to your friends, it really helps!Today I'm joined by Gavin Dove, the CEO, and Co-Founder of Fluent. They are helping you learn new languages as you browse the web with a Chrome extension that replaces words with the language you a…

 
#28・

🌊 Its About Who You Pitch

👋 Keep forwarding Open Water to your friends, it really helps!My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today we are joined by Taylor Monks, the Co-Founder of BasicBlock. It was a great interview filled with lessons and even a c…

 
#27・

🌊 The Third Internet Age

👋 Hey! I love writing this newsletter each week, especially because you read it. If you know anyone else who might like it, I would appreciate it if you forwarded it to them. Thanks!My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Toda…

 
#26・

🌊 Ending Gender Violence

My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today we have an interview with Cynthia Phan, Project Manager at SafeUP, a company combating gender violence with a personal safety app. The app connects you to a network of safety guard…

 
#25・

🌊What Does Finding a New Job Cost?

Hi there! Today we have a feature focused on how to prepare your budget for a job search from Alex Marcus, Cofounder of Mento, Mento is a career development platform to help you find the job you actually want. Introducing a new platform for ALL of your job se…

 
#24・

🌊 Being Your Best Self

Welcome back to Open Water Weekly, I'm Jacob Peddicord and today we are joined by Amanda Bender, the founder of Kilo. Amanda is on a mission to help men become their best selves. Hope you enjoy the interview!👀 Checkout out our Contributor Application.3️⃣ Take…

 
#23・

🌊 Killing Zoom and Useless Meetings

Welcome back to Open Water Weekly, I'm Jacob Peddicord, and today I'm joined by the Co-Founder of Yac, Jordan Walker!Yac is an asynchronous audio messaging app for work and collaboration. They recently raised closed a $7.5 million Series A led by GGV and the …

 
#22・

🌊 Quit Your Job and Build Your Dreams

It's good to be back! I'm Jacob Peddicord, the Editor here and Open Water. My apologies for not getting this post out on Tuesday; I needed to take a personal day.We have a truly great interview with Anthony Geranio, Co-Founder of 1v1Me. They recently closed a…

 
#21・

🌊 Landing Your Dream Job

My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today we have an interview with Alex Marcus the CoFounder at Mento. Mento provides personal coaching, resume building, practice interviews, and more to help you land your dream job. We k…

 
#20・

🌊 Being Great for Specific People

My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today we have an interview with Felix Gurtler, the founder of Umso. Umso is building something that a lot of listeners may be interested in, a website builder for startups. Felix has gro…

 
#19・

🌊 You Don't Need College

My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today is another David interview from the archives, this time with Danielle Strachman. Danielle was part of the Thiel Fellowship founding team and has since Co-Founded 1517 Fund, where s…

 
#18・

🌊 Influencer Marketing 101

My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today we are running a conversation David had months ago with Ian Borthwick about all things influencer marketing. Here's a summary of what we learned:🌟 New mediums help you out compete …

 
#17・

🌊 Cutting Out the Real Middleman

My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today I'm joined by Jeremy Cai the CEO of Italic. In the age of thousands of cookie-cutter DTC e-commerce brands, Italic stands out. Check out their store if you don't believe me. Instea…

 
#16・

🌊 Drag-n-Drop Engineers

My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today we have a very special interview with Ben Tossell! Ben is the founder of Markerpad and one of the most important voices in the no/low-code space, which I think is ready to explode.…

 
#15・

🌊 Turning Chicken Into an Egg

My name is Jacob Peddicord and I’m the Editor at Open Water Accelerator. Today I sat down with Nick Dazé, a founder who is disrupting the real estate space with his company PocketList.Here's a summary of what we learned:📝 Every company should start as a sprea…