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How this Entrepreneur Built & Launched a Udemy Competitor in 3 Days – with Ankur Nagpal [067]

How this Entrepreneur Built & Launched a Udemy Competitor in 3 Days - with Ankur Nagpal

Ankur Nagpal is the co-founder and CEO of Fedora, a platform that enables anyone to easily create and sell online courses. The company was founded in 2013 and to date has raised $2M in funding. Prior to launching Fedora, Ankur launched a business while at college building social widgets between classes which generated over a $1M. Bloomberg Business called him a widget mogul. In this episode we talk about:

  • How Ankur built Facebook widgets and earned over a $1M by the age of 21
  • How earning a million dollars created a sense of complacency and lack of drive
  • How Ankur built the first version of Fedora in 3 days and launched the product
  • How he used AngelList to raise funding for the business in just 2 weeks
  • The importance of product focus and some key mistakes Ankur made early on

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  • “It's always better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission”

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Hi, I'm Omer, the founder of SaaS Club and host of The SaaS Podcast. I help early stage founders and entrepreneurs to build, launch and grow successful SaaS businesses. Join me on this journey.