My guest for Ep140 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Founder of Atto and Indie Labs, Kate Kendall.
Kate is one of the pioneers of the Indie movement, supporting alternative approaches to building companies focused on profits rather than fundraising.
She is the Founder of Atto, an accelerator and micro fund for female founders that champions the no-code movement and also runs IndieConf, an alternative conference built for those building profitable tech startups
Prior to this, she founded The Fetch, a curated reading list and discovery platform for professional events for several years before shutting the community down to focus on her next startup, CloudPeeps which continues to operate today.
We discussed a range of topics in this interview including:
5.52 – How to leverage power dynamics to building effective communities
19.23 – Kate’s decision to walk away from a Series A funding round to focus on building the Indie way
34.08 – How to build global community movement through decentralised community models
53.20 – How to set up advisory boards and advisory board agreements