When you're looking for a fun night out with friends or maybe you have a hot date or perhaps you're traveling to a new city and want to search for the best spot based on criteria like ambiance, noise level, price, food style, and so on. Which website would you use? Is there a good app or this? Unfortunately there isn't any good solution which is why the founders of DateSeat see a large market opportunity. It's still very early for the company as they only launched in Summer 2016 and currently operate just in Boston but they do have near term expansion plans. The company is still a small team and still bootstrapped but they are planning to begin talking to angel investors later this year.
In this interview I spoke with Mike Laskowski, co-founder of DateSeat about his motivation behind starting the company, what problem are they solving, how did he find his co-founder, what type of development work was required pre-launch, what is their marketing strategy, what are the challenges with bootstrapping, what types of partnerships are working best for them, what is their strategy for fundraising, what are their upcoming expansion plans, when will they begin doing paid marketing, and much more.
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