#FoundersConnect - Interview with Rodney Jackson-Cole, Cofounder and CTO at Prospa (YC W21) by@peaceitimi

#FoundersConnect - Interview with Rodney Jackson-Cole, Cofounder and CTO at Prospa (YC W21)

Rodney is a huge fan of technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He is also the CTO of Prospa, a technology company building the operating system for African entrepreneurs and businesses. Our mission is to support Africans in building financial prosperity. Peace interviews Rodney to find out more about him and his work at prospa. Watch the #FoundersConnect video from the episode of #foundersConnect on Monday at 9pm ET on CNN.com/Heroes Connect Africa at 8pm ET.
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Rodney is a huge fan of technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He is also the CTO of Prospa, a technology company building the operating system for African entrepreneurs and businesses. Our mission is to support Africans in building financial prosperity.


In this episode of #FoundersConnect, Peace interviews Rodney to find out more about him and his work at Prospa.


Watch the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yaNZVpXrMs


Video timestamps


1:35 Rodney shares his background and life outside work.

5:10 How did you get into Tech?

6:58 Did you end up studying software engineering at the university?

8:53 What was your experience at Nest like?

13:13 At what point did you pivot into a particular product and why did you think this would work?

15:46 How would you say YC has influenced your growth?

18:24 What's the biggest challenge you've had in building Prospa?

19:24 What's the biggest win asides from YC?

21:23 How do you manage your relationship with Co-founders?

23:00 What does the competition look like for Prospa?

24:29 Why do you call your customers 'Members'?

26:32 In the last couple of years as an Entrepreneur, what are your top three biggest lessons?

29:15 Rodney shares his final words

react to story with heart
react to story with light
react to story with boat
react to story with money

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