Apps · IOS

How to get taken seriously when your idea is laughable?

Nicholas Grant Software Developer

February 4th, 2014

How can you get potential investors, advertisers, and press to take your App/Product seriously when the content is quite literally a joke created to make its users laugh?   
As a founder, you’re always in fundraising mode (whether active or passive). In this course, we’ll teach you how to successfully raise follow-on capital, establish a valuation for your company, build an investor pipeline for your next round, and more...

Eric Lai Product manager / S/W Engineer / Online Commerce

February 4th, 2014

Traction and numbers!

Leena MBA Content & Publication Manager at NetApp

February 4th, 2014

My product was laughed at...until I told haters that a very public chief scientist from MIT had decided to partner with me. The laughing pretty much stopped after that.

If you can't get traction the way you want it just now, then have a solid team or partner to show you mean business, not just laughs...and be able to demo how you're going to get that traction.

Lawrence Lerner Digitalization and Transformation Coach

February 4th, 2014

Could you share a little bit more? If you have something related to humor or something that makes people laugh, then audience is key.  Do you have a count? 

Mark Neild Empowering quietly creative people to prosper through innovative yet authentic and engaging business models

February 4th, 2014

Nicholas
If you have that many downloads, you might try crowd sourcing to gain funds. 
If it is people help you need, Lawrence has offered and I will give you an hour on video conference - I am currently coaching / mentoring 4 entrepreneurs.
Drop me a line on mark@coherence-solutions.com and we can arrange a time

Patrick Hooft Vice President & Director of Operations at Uniglobe Travel British Isles

February 13th, 2014

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Fayce Guessous Knowledge Is Good, Application Is Power

February 9th, 2014

With a million downloads , i would make people cry :)
No seriously , like people said earlier here , numbers speak for themselves .
A real investor will never laugh at an opportunity ,especially if you are approaching him/her  with backed numbers .
Beside , your issue ,. i believe , is not convincing investors , is how to monetize it correctly  .When you will finish working on know how  to monetize it , just a mentally challenged person would laugh at your idea  .

Leopoldo Rodriquez Partner at INCIDE Ltd. and Managing Partner at Rodriquez Consulting Ltd.

February 13th, 2014

I had a start up called BeautyHolding.com once and it was a crowd funding platform for aspiring top models nobody took us a seriously enough until MSNBC featured the platform on Fast Money and we had over 170k deposited in 3 hours. 

Nicholas Grant Software Developer

February 4th, 2014

I have a million downloads.....it matters not if you don't efficiently monitize the app. To do this I need investors. Yet, I'm unable to get in front of them.

Grant Hosford Co-Founder & CEO at codeSpark, Inc

February 4th, 2014

People pay a loy of money to laugh and humor is one of the great joys life offers. If you have a creative way to create revenue from humor I dont think people will be laughing. 

It will be about execution and traction like for any other startup. 

Lawrence Lerner Digitalization and Transformation Coach

February 4th, 2014

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