Innovators. They come in many forms. They dream big but they aren’t just dreamers. They form raw ideas into cool products with disruptive business models. They shatter entire industries and leave established leviathans running scared with their tails between their legs. The Innovators interview series connects you with the most driven people on the planet. What makes them tick? What advice do they have for tech founders? What tools do they use to get the job done? Read on to find out.
Dave Kearney is a founder at Fluid Software, whose first SaaS product fluidui.com launched on the 4th of July this year. Fluidui.com is a cloud based mobile app prototyping tool for designers, developers and product managers which allows them to create and test an idea for an app live on a phone in under 15 minutes. The company has grown from 2 to 6 full time employees this year and is looking to expand further over the coming months.
Prior to being involved with Fluid UI, Dave was involved in creating web, telecoms and interactive entertainment products with Modeva Interactive and Splash Designs for over 10 years, serving as a developer, project manager and head of development during that time.
What do you enjoy most about your work and why?
What I love most about being in a startup is the incredible energy created when a group of talented, motivated people come together to create something amazing. Every member of the team has a key role to play in choosing what the product will be, what the company stands for, what direction it will take and whether it succeeds in growing past those early stages. The sense of accomplishment in seeing it all come together just can’t be matched.
Where does your passion come from? What drives you, inspires you, excites you?
The most important thing to me is people. I love working with an absolutely brilliant team, I love hearing feedback (good and bad) from people and I love when people use our product to share their ideas and communicate with each other. In order to reach those people, it’s our job to create products that excite and inspire – things that people love. Combine a product like that with the crazy global nature of the net and I know our work can affect people positively in any place in the world at any time of ...