Startup Exits
Startup Exits
Jun 25, 2019
Sean Byrnes, founder of Flurry: $250 million sale to Yahoo
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Sean Byrnes is the founder and ex-CEO of Flurry – a mobile analytics company that lives inside apps on billions of devices and as a result has the best understanding of mobile consumer behaviour. Having held 90% of the market share, Flurry represented “mobile strategy in a box” for Yahoo during its acquisition in 2014. 

On this episode of the Startup Exits Podcast, we chat with Sean about:

• Preparing for a paradigm shift.

• Pivoting into a smartphone era.

• Finding a real, painful problem to solve.

• Going against Steve Jobs.

• Signs of a product-market-fit.

• Diversifying your customer acquisition strategy.

• Competing in an early market that’s exploding.

• Data privacy in 2019.

• Interpreting data for startups.

• Pros and cons of being a first-time founder.

• Is fear of failure a motivator or paranoia?

• Factors that influence acquisitions.

Sean now runs – an automated business analysis platform that helps companies interpret their data to find hidden opportunities and problems.

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