KonnectAgain
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What led to the idea of KonnectAgain? Whats the story?

Have you experienced any issues with naming the company as KonnectAgain instead of ConnectAgain? Would you change it if starting again? We are in the process of renaming our company and wonder what effect a non-std spelling have on social products?
Welcome and Congrats! When you started out, how did you gain respect and credibility in a male dominated industry?
#AskJayneRonayne What's the process of getting selected for 30under30 in Ireland. How were nominated, when did you hear about it first etc?

I actually have no idea what the selection process was behind the scenes, but when the Irish Independent notified me, I was ecstatic and humbled! It was very validating of our mission to completely revolutionize the way individuals around the globe connect with each other and with their institutions. This is big! 

#AskJayneRonayne What difference do you see in the startup cultures in Ireland and Silicon Valley? What are some pros and cons?

Pro's: Dublin has an amazing tech/startup culture here that is only getting stronger. The talent is also pretty incredible as people are very educated and want to get involved in startups. Great tech community here — people are always willing to help. 

 

Con's : You are limited when it comes to fundraising. There are a handful of good VC firms in Ireland where as in San Francisco there are myriad! SF is great place to live and work as the energy there is infectious and there are startups everywhere you turn. The weather is also amazing. Con of Silicon Valley: It can be hard to shut off from work!

Whats the story about meeting your co-founder. How did you convince them to work with you and work on your idea?

Helen and I were introduced by a mutual friend. We were lucky as we instantly got along, but most importantly we both shared the passionate and drive for KonnectAgain. It’s important to have a great relationship with your co-founder and be open ab...This knowledge is worth millions but signing up is free

How did you get your first 100 users or first few universities?

We offered customers the opportunity to come on as a beta customer for a much lower price as we respected that they were taking a risk coming on with an early-stage company. We also made sure that for every early customer that we understood their ...This knowledge is worth millions but signing up is free

Whats the story about raising your first round of funding?

We have some amazing angel investors who were selected not only for their financial capacity but more importantly for what they could bring to the table as advisors and mentors. It is important to round out your portfolio of investors according to...This knowledge is worth millions but signing up is free
#AskJayneRonayne What's the process of getting selected for 30under30 in Ireland. How were nominated, when did you hear about it first etc?

I actually have no idea what the selection process was behind the scenes, but when the Irish Independent notified me, I was ecstatic and humbled! It was very validating of our mission to completely revolutionize the way individuals around the globe connect with each other and with their institutions. This is big! 

#AskJayneRonayne What difference do you see in the startup cultures in Ireland and Silicon Valley? What are some pros and cons?

Pro's: Dublin has an amazing tech/startup culture here that is only getting stronger. The talent is also pretty incredible as people are very educated and want to get involved in startups. Great tech community here — people are always willing to help. 

 

Con's : You are limited when it comes to fundraising. There are a handful of good VC firms in Ireland where as in San Francisco there are myriad! SF is great place to live and work as the energy there is infectious and there are startups everywhere you turn. The weather is also amazing. Con of Silicon Valley: It can be hard to shut off from work!

Whats the story about meeting your co-founder. How did you convince them to work with you and work on your idea?

Helen and I were introduced by a mutual friend. We were lucky as we instantly got along, but most importantly we both shared the passionate and drive for KonnectAgain. It’s important to have a great relationship with your co-founder and be open ab...This knowledge is worth millions but signing up is free

How did you get your first 100 users or first few universities?

We offered customers the opportunity to come on as a beta customer for a much lower price as we respected that they were taking a risk coming on with an early-stage company. We also made sure that for every early customer that we understood their ...This knowledge is worth millions but signing up is free

Whats the story about raising your first round of funding?

We have some amazing angel investors who were selected not only for their financial capacity but more importantly for what they could bring to the table as advisors and mentors. It is important to round out your portfolio of investors according to...This knowledge is worth millions but signing up is free

What led to the idea of KonnectAgain? Whats the story?

Have you experienced any issues with naming the company as KonnectAgain instead of ConnectAgain? Would you change it if starting again? We are in the process of renaming our company and wonder what effect a non-std spelling have on social products?
Welcome and Congrats! When you started out, how did you gain respect and credibility in a male dominated industry?