Neil Stanley on Natter and Lessons from Technology Start Ups – MPAF30

Looking closely at other industries can give you great insights and ideas you can steal for your own business.

Although my guest today has a financial services background he’s enjoyed his most recent successes in the online digital world.

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to Neil and hear the story of how he created new social media platform Natter.com. And learn from his experiences building digital products.

Listen to how Neil came up with the concept of Natter and how its simplicity could change your thinking style. Hear about useful concepts like MVPs – that’s Minimum Viable Products and how we could apply these to the financial services industry.

Neil Stanley on Natter and Lessons from Technology Start Ups

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Who is Neil Stanley?

Neil is and entrepreneur and is currently CEO of Natter.com the latest venture to come out of his internet incubator company Alamex Ltd. Alamex has produced a number of spin outs already including most notably the UK’s best school guide website SchoolGuide.co.uk

Prior to being an entrepreneur Neil had a financial services background working for over a decade at Goldman Sachs and also at the Swiss private bank Lombard Odier. Neil also spent five years as a board director helping to grow a financial services social enterprise called Fair Finance.

A little known fact about Neil is that he spends Sunday mornings ringing Church Bells.

Things Neil and I discussed:

Neil’s favourite Apps:

Neil’s Contact links:

  • Follow Neil on Natter: @Neil
  • Connect with Neil on LinkedIn: Neil J Stanley
  • Follow Neil on Twitter: @NStanley
  • Email Neil Here: neil@natter.com

Neil’s favourite books:

Stealing MySpace by Julia Angwin

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