In this interview, you'll hear from a young entrepreneur who has successfully started and run businesses in several industries. Sam offers valuable insights into the challenges and rewards of being a founder and provides tips for aspiring business owners.
Samuel is a Nigerian-born Creative Technologist with a diverse background in software engineering, product design, and photography. He is passionate about using technology to create meaningful experiences that empower people.
Samuel builds software products that are taking over the world based on his creative talents. With a witty sense of humor and an unwavering dedication to his work, Samuel is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after technologists in the industry.
What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
I'd say stick to your gut. Always be open to feedback. Try to bootstrap any idea you have. Essentially, be default bootstrap, not fundraise. Finally, retain creative and managerial control in the early days.
How has being an entrepreneur changed you as a person?
I've always had an entrepreneurial mindset since I was a kid, but over time I've realized that that mindset makes me more curious than most. I question everything and want to know how things work outside of tech. As a result, I now know so much about subjects I wouldn't have cared for a few years ago.
What is your spirit animal?
I took a quiz once, and my result was an Owl, so I guess it is.
What do you believe are the critical ingredients for a founder?
There are many critical ingredients for a successful small business. Still, the ones that stand out the most are: having a great product or service, a well-defined target market, a clear marketing strategy, a strong work ethic, and a dedication to customer service.
What are your plans for the future?
For it to become a massive business :)
What is your favorite type of cheese?
Probably pepper jack.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
What impact do you hope to make?
My main goal as an entrepreneur has always been to build excellent, valuable products that positively disrupt how people live and work. This is precisely what Raindrop Global is all about.
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