Andrew Thomas, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of SkyBell Home Security, on launching a company and crowdfunding campaign that raised $600K in the first month and growing to 9 figures without VC backing.
Surely you’ve heard the term. There’s a good chance you’ve also heard the staggering projections for what many are calling the “Third Wave” of the internet. It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT), and it’s going to fundamentally change our lives - just like the first version of the internet did decades ago. Cisco projects that the IoT industry could be worth $19 trillion, with opportunities a … Read More
Failure is an extremely powerful tool in our journey as entrepreneurs. We have a tendency to think of failure as some big cataclysmic event and the climax of some effort. It's like falling off a cliff. We fear it and we avoid it. You'll enjoy major shifts in your mindset when you start to accept failure by embracing it and the opportunities it provides. Noobpreneur published an article providin … Read More
Entrepreneur.com published a powerful article called "6 Business Development Tips to Land Multi-Million Dollar Deals". It highlights the best practices for closing multi-million dollar business development deals. The article referenced my success in closing huge deals with Fortune 75 companies as SkyBell's CRO - and it quoted my advice as well. But the most exciting part was being called "one of t … Read More
I was thrilled to be quoted in a recent Forbes article on how perceptions in the smart home have shifted in the 2.5 years since we started SkyBell. Michael Wolf, Forbes columnist, IoT expert and CEO of NextMarket Research, asked me a few questions about how perceptions around SkyBell has changed. “A couple years ago, people would dismiss our product,” said Andrew Thomas, cofounder of Skybell, a m … Read More
"In my hotel room," I said. "Yes, and in one hour," she replied. "Ok cool," I shot back before hanging up. I then proceeded to take apart all the lights in my hotel room in Austin and prepare a make-shift interview set for my interview. When ABC's Good Morning America says they want an interview...you do what you need to do! Good Morning America did a segment on video doorbells and inter … Read More
I had the privilege of joining Chris Dunn on his Chris Dunn TV podcast which helps listeners discover pathways to create income independence. Listen to the episode! We spent time talking about the SkyBell story - how we went from a $585,000 Indiegogo campaign to a 9-figure valuation in only 2.5 years. I shared best practices for doing a crowd-funding campaign and the challenges associated wi … Read More