Karl Swanepoel is the CEO & Founder of Revolancer, a platform that aims to help independent professionals and freelancers barter skills to build their service businesses.
In this episode, Karl and I delve into the many ups and downs of founder life. Karl candidly shares his experience with burnout, providing valuable insights into recognizing its signs and proactive prevention. He explains why jumping in the deep end is the most effective way to overcome major fears and how this has helped him progress in his career. We discuss hierarchies in businesses, why delegating and prioritising is a must, and Karl shares his top piece of advice for founders.
Shortly after graduating with a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, he secured pre-seed funding from London-based Venture Capital firm SFC Capital for Revolancer. This propelled the fledgling dorm-room project into a multi-million dollar tech startup. Since then, he has successfully raised over $700,000 in funding, including investments from renowned angel investors like sporting legend Bob Skinstad and grants from industry giants Google and Amazon.
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