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From 50k Users In 6 Weeks To Shutting Down, With Ryan Hickman

Ryan Hickman (@RyanHickmam) is Co-Founder at Epic AI, a company that helps startup founders with a multitude of AI-based tools, ranging from investor intelligence to decking. Before it, Ryan co-founded MeVee, a video streaming platform that grew to 50k users in 6 weeks and eventually shut down after being unable to compete with Facebook Live. In this episode of the Failory Podcast, learn about Ryan’s thoughts on the idea of first-mover advantage and disadvantages, shiny object syndrome, and his experience with waffles and Alicia Keys.

Updated on May 18
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Key Smash Notes In This Episode

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Ryan Hickman introduces himself. He's the founder of Epic AI, a studio developing products that help startups succeed. Prior to it, he was the founder of MeVee, one of the topics he will be mostly talking about.

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What were the reasons that drove Ryan to create startups before working in the industry?

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Ryan co-founded MeVee, a video streaming application for influencers and well-known people. They launched in 7 days and grew to 50k users in just a few weeks.

However, they eventually couldn't compete with FB Live, were unable to raise funds, and were forced to shut down.

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Ryan shares what was MeVee about and the beginnings of the business.

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Ryan shares how MeVee started growing, securing big names and sponsors, and beginning to compete with huge businesses, like FB Live and Periscope.

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Brandon asks Ryan about his thoughts on the live-streaming ecosystem, with lots of platforms competing to get the biggest streamers.

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Ryan shares how he went from shutting down MeVee to launching Epic AI and growing it to the current size.

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Brandon asks Ryan about the strategies he is using to source startups Epic is consulting.

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Ryan shares how he is getting ideas for products Epic AI is developing and how he selects between them, based on customer's feedback.

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Ryan shares what things he learned from MeVee's failure were useful for his current business, Epic AI.

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