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The VentureFizz Podcast: Jonathan Anderson - Co-Founder & CEO of Candu

Episode #292 of The VentureFizz Podcast features Jonathan Anderson - Co-Founder & CEO of Candu.

Rember when you needed a full tech team to launch a simple brochureware website? Now you can just jump on Wix or Squarespace and spin up a well designed, responsive website in seconds.

The rise of the no-code movement has helped increase the pace and usefulness of technology and it has transcended into lots of other applications and use cases. It’s a win - win, as business users can create applications or make changes on the fly, while the engineering team gets to spend their time working on more complex and sophisticated problems.

Candu is right in the strikezone of this no-code movement, as the company is building a better way to activate users and release new features. The simple, drag-and-drop UI Editor empowers product and customer teams to create UI themselves, saving developer time and trimming technical debt. Candu is venture backed by Two Sigma, CRV, Angular Ventures, and Haystack.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover:

  • Advice for improving the activation rate for SaaS products and whether or not those post activation email campaigns are effective.
  • Jonathan’s background story and how his career accelerated while at InsightSquared, plus the details on wayOUT, a non-profit he co-founded.
  • How Candu came to fruition and the evolution of the platform to its current state including sample use cases for product growth teams and its value.
  • The vibe around raising venture capital in the current market and how entrepreneurs need to think about today’s market reality.
  • Advice on how to have a successful launch on Product Hunt.
  • Business ideas from spending one year writing down a new startup idea every day.
  • And so much more.