This week, we welcome visitor Hana Mohan to our podcast Found. Hana is the co-founder and CEO of MagicBell, a brand new startup she created with Josue Montano that only in the near past graduated from Y Combinator’s Winter 2021 cohort. MagicBell is a full-featured, plug-and-play notifications inbox aimed toward builders who need to construct one into their very own product, however don’t need to need to construct one themselves from scratch.
Hana’s expertise as an entrepreneur spans a number of corporations, together with her final one which she grew to vital success by way of annual income. She’s additionally a proud transgender lady, who underwent her transition mid-way by means of her present historical past as a founder and entrepreneur. Hana talks to us in regards to the challenges she confronted taking up her transition in an trade the place the main target is commonly completely on how exhausting you’re hustling and what you’re constructing subsequent, and about her origin story as a founder coming from an setting the place there weren’t essentially many examples with related life expertise to look to for inspiration.
During our chat, Hana additionally shared numerous perception into YC, and what it offers founders, in addition to perspective on what it was like going by means of this system throughout a worldwide pandemic in a distant context. Finally, she affords some nice context on discovering your first buyers and clients as a distributed workforce.
We beloved speaking to Hana, and we hope you like the episode. You can subscribe to Found in Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, on Google Podcasts or in your podcast app of choice. Definitely depart us a evaluation and tell us what you suppose, or ship us direct suggestions both on Twitter or by way of electronic mail. Come again subsequent week for yet one more nice dialog with a founder all about their very own one-of-a-kind startup journey.