Here’s what I’m currently working on:
- Benja, the merchandise ad platform. Benja offers a multi-channel sales solution for top-tier brands, selling their product via unique user experiences on mobile, web, and social. I co-founded this company with Tommy Goode in 2014 and serve as President & CEO.
- Tiny Cables, the best short cables company in the world. Curious about shipping a physical product, I teamed up with Tommy Goode to discover the ins and outs of a non-software startup. We went into the experience knowing very little, we blogged the entire journey, and we are proud of the results. The blog entries are available on our Medium publication, here.
- I write:
- Let’s Start a Company: the Tiny Cables Story, 2017
- Unicorn Delusion: The Dark Side of Seeking a Billion-Dollar Valuation, OBSERVER, January 2017
- Is Apple Ripping Off Outside Developers?, OBSERVER, December 2016
- On Fundraising & Bullshit, Medium, November 2016
- “I have this idea for an app or website…”, Medium, November 2016
- 3 Ways to Make Sure Your Online Ads Aren’t a Turnoff, Entrepreneur, October 2016
- I work on side-projects with friends:
I ski, run, rock climb, kiteboard, volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association and obsess over the Boston Red Sox.
- Built a sales plan and revenue model at Feathr, an event and conference app company. I was the first external business hire and I oversaw business development through their re-organization event in 2014.
- Sold vodka for Vermont Spirits Distilling Co., an award-winning distillery in Quechee, Vermont. This included on and off-premise sales, event marketing, social media management, and the development of new product brands. Under my management, VTSD became the official spirit of the Vermont Ski Association.
- Coordinated and executed a guerrilla marketing campaign for Color Labs on college campuses and tourism locations in New England around the launch of their live video-streaming service in 2012.
- Served as a liaison between educational institutions, SMBs, and Microsoft around the launch of Windows 7 and Office 2010. This included the coordination and execution of marketing events on college campuses, encouraging bulk license holders to consider upgrading, and generating awareness around new features. I also worked on the Windows Mobile team in a research role as we worked towards a major release.
- Sold radio advertising for WGMT in Lyndonville, Vermont.
As a believer in lifelong learning, I have taken classes, done non-degree work, and completed degrees at Lyndon, Dartmouth, Harvard, Udemy, and Codecademy.
If you’re looking to get ahold of me, Twitter is your best bet: @andrewjchapin