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EP 14, How to build a new business from an old industry – Oluyomi Ojo, Co-founder at Printivo

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“The customer is not just the king, he runs the business”

On today’s episode of Building the Future, we have Oluyomi Ojo, Co-Founder of Printivo. Printivo is  a DIY (do it yourself) web-to-print-to-doorstep platform. This startup is trying to redefine the digital printing business by offering consumers a radically easy solution  for meeting their printing requirements.

Oluyomi has always been an entrepreneur. Specifically, he has always been involved in the printing industry. He grew up learning from his dad who was a printing broker and ran a print business as a side hustle while in college.

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On this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How his first employee became one of his co-founders
  • Why he doesn’t favour pay-on-delivery and what he things the better model is
  • Their first investor meeting, how unprepared they were and how they were able to pull through
  • How he and his co-founders invested their life savings – $60,000 to launch their business.
  • His first business (Urbanbase) and how it’s still doing well despite his absence
  • About the challenges and bottlenecks of running a print business in Nigeria.
  • The underlying principle of Printivo
  • How and when they got their first client
  • About Printivo’s initial Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and what changed
  • And more

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About the author

Dotun Olowoporoku

Dotun is an accidental entrepreneur, recovering academic. But found it more interesting to be a startup pirate than join the academic navy.