Sidney James (Inyore Founder) on discrimination in hiring, rethinking feedback, and early stage user research
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On this episode of The Built in Seattle Podcast, I talked with Sidney James, Founder at Inyore (

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Episode Highlights

  • The experiences that led to the idea for Inyore.
  • Transitioning from school teacher to tech founder.
  • The results of his A/B test to indicate race (and not) on job applications.
  • How he interviewed others to find related problems.
  • His surprising discoveries from user interviews.
  • Why people don't speak up inside companies and the fear of judgement.
  • The scrappy first product that led to Inyore.
  • How big company employees using his MVP led him to go full-time.
  • The challenges of building social product for anonymous users.
  • Why starting was the hardest part and how the community opened up after he took the first steps.

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