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Ep051 – Adam Stone (Founder & CEO – Speedlancer) on teams and trust

My guest for Episode 50 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is Adam Stone, the Founder and CEO of Speedlancer.

At just 22 years of age, Adam has already had several successes under his belt. He started his first company at the age of 12 (selling BB guns online) before founding his second company in the Telecommunications space at the age of 14 providing mobile phone unlocking which scaled to 120,000 paying customers from around the world.

His latest company, Speedlancer, which provides the fastest way to hire freelancer and get projects done (within 4 hours!) went through the highly competitive 500 Startups Accelerator program in the US. Adam was also recently named as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia for Consumer Technology.

In the episode we chat about the basics of SEO, how to network effectively, bootstrapping vs fundraising, how to get the most out of outsourcing and how to built an effective distributed team.

Show notes:

Feedback/ connect/ say hello:
@playbookstartup (Twitter)
@rohitbhargava7 (Twitter – Rohit)
Rohit Bhargava (LinkedIn)

Intro music credit to Bensound

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