Hear how Zero Co’s Mike Smith, Unhedged’s Saksia Albers and Her Black Book’s Julie Stevanja build revenue for their startups and think about raising

- May 22, 2022 2 MIN READ
Julie Stevanja - Her Black Book
Julie Stevanja, co-founder of Her Black Book
Ask any successful startup founder and they’ll tell you it didn’t happen overnight.

It took countless hours, days, months, maybe even years to nail the idea, stick the landing, and hit crucial money milestones that make or break a business.

Founders count ARRs in their sleep and how to hit those revenue targets will be explored in a special 60-minute online panel, Money Milestones, hosted by Startup Daily editor Simon Thomsen, joined by Mike Smith, founder of Zero Co, Saskia Albers, COO and co-founder of Unhedged, and Julie Stevanja, co-founder of Her Black Book.

Money Milestones is being presented by Startup Daily and SAP Concur. It is on this Wednesday, May 25, 1-2pm. You can watch online. Register for the event here.

Mike Smith is an entrepreneur, adventurer and not-for-profit founder. Over the past 15 years he’s founded three startups in the surfing, wine and sustainability arenas and built two schools in Myanmar. Mike Smith’s most recent venture – Zero Co – aims to solve the global plastic problem through large scale ocean clean-ups and a closed-loop solution for personal-care and home-cleaning products. It raised a record $5 million via crowdfunding last year, as well as $6 million in venture capital in a round led by Square Peg.

Within a year of launching, Smith had build Zero Co to more than $1 million in monthly revenue.

After co-founding cult activewear destination Stylerunner in 2012, Julie Stevanja launched a curated shopping and discovery app, Her Black Book in November 2021, followed by a $1.6 million raise in seed funding three months later.

Saskia Albers has helped build a platform that allows everyday investors to access sophisticated algorithmic investment products. Unhedged is a super-simple app that shakes up the wealth investment industry with AI/ ML powered investing. The fintech raised $500,000 in a pre-seed round 12 months ago ahead of the release of its app.

They’ll reveal how they approached generating revenue for their business, from pricing to sales funnels as well as how they tackled raising capital to keep their startups going until the cash from customers started flowing in.

Click on the link below for more details.

Money Milestones