#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)

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Peace Itimi is a growth marketer who currently hosts a YouTube show, Founders Connect.

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

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