5 Tips for Startup Success From HootSuite Co-Founder

Posted by Rob Lewis

Yesterday on Mashable, HootSuite Co-Founder Dario Melio shared 5 Tips for Startup Success as part of their Digital Entrepreneur Series. The intro is below but you'll have to click over to read his 5 Tips.

Digital agency Invoke has a habit of creating products instead of purchasing them. HootSuite, a third-party client for accessing social networks like Facebook and Twitter, is the most successful of the in-house tools that the company has launched as products.

When Dario Meli, David Tedman, and Ryan Holmes launched the company in 2006, they weren’t necessarily planning on selling products. But as they developed the tools that they needed, they discovered other agencies needed them as well. Today more than 800,000 people use HootSuite.

In 2010, HootSuite spun off of Invoke to form an independent company. We talked with Dario Meli, a co-founder of both companies, about his advice for identifying opportunities, the importance of maintaining focus, and what he’s learned as a founder of a constantly evolving company.

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Company:
Hootsuite Media, Inc.
Website:
http://www.hootsuite.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform. More than 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks from one integrated dashboard. Learn more about how Hootsuite is revolutionizing communication at http://www.hootsuite.com. more


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