Matt Miesnieks ( on Thriving as an Entrepreneur and Pitching to VCs (Part 2)

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The Guest

Matt Miesnieks is a serial entrepreneur, turned investor, turned entrepreneur. After more than a decade of engineering and business roles, Matt has spent the last decade focused on Augmented Reality. Matt was head of customer development at Layar, an early consumer AR company. He founded Dekko, the first mobile mixed reality platform for iOS. Matt worked at Samsung as a director of product development in AR & VR. And he was a founding partner at Super Ventures, an early stage investor in AR & VR.

Currently Matt is the founder and CEO af, a company focused on creating tools - software APIs - to help developers make useful and exciting AR experiences.

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The Conversation

This is the second of two parts of my conversation with Matt. Across both parts of the conversation, Matt and I talk about many of the lessons he’s learned, including lessons about AR technology and use cases, as well as about being a better entrepreneur.

Having worked on both sides of the investor table, Matt’s got an excellent perspective on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

In this second part of the conversation, we dig into that broad perspective and uncover more of the lessons Matt has learned about handling the stresses of being a founder, how startups should work with big companies like Samsung or Google, and what early-stage VCs care most about.

Matt continues to share his hard earned wisdom. I think you’ll love this one.

The Request

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