As a self-proclaimed nerd, Andrew Eddy began designing mobile applications and websites in college. Though he’s no stranger to the startup spotlight, this year has been incredibly significant in his entrepreneurial journey. We were excited to have the chance to sit down with him to reflect on all the madness:
Any experiences in particular that helped Sequr grow?
Yep. We had the awesome opportunity to participate in TechStars Atlanta this year. It’s a three month program in one of the coolest spaces in Atlanta – Ponce City Market. The resources we gained from that experience are invaluable – the perks, the network of incredible business leaders you have access to. Cox is the corporate partner and they go above and beyond to serve as a resource for just about anything. TechStars was instrumental in getting us to where we are today.
Sounds incredible. How does it feel to be one of the first Atlanta graduates from techstars?
Incredible. But those 90 days were not easy. It was one of the most stressful and trying times of my life. Whether we wanted to or not, they were going to drag us through the hard stuff of building a company. But at the end, we were well-equipped to hit the ground running and scale our business. It all capped off with Demo Day – the culmination of three hard months of work where we got to share our business and our journey. It was absolutely electrifying.
TechStars Demo Day was the very same week as Venture Atlanta. Talk about pitch overload…tell us about it.
I was nervous for the Demo Day pitch. But for Venture Atlanta, I wasn’t nervous at all. I think pitching to a room full of family and friends was more intimidating than pitching to a room of big time investors. I mean, pitching is never easy or relaxing, but it’s an important step for getting us where we need to be.
For sure! Speaking of…congrats on closing your latest round. What’s next for Sequr?
Obviously a lot of moving pieces. This round was solely dedicated to spinning up and ramping up sales for 2017. We’re in a good place product wise – always adding on functionality and building on new features. But right now, it’s important to start scaling the business itself. We’ve definitely found a product/market fit. Over the next 90-180 days we’ll be ramping up our sales team and pushing our product out to the national market.
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