This week, we welcome visitor Hana Mohan to our podcast Found. Hana is the co-founder and CEO of MagicBell, a 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 must 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 important success in phrases 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 about the challenges she confronted taking over her transition in an business the place the focus is commonly solely on how exhausting you’re hustling and what you’re constructing subsequent, and about her origin story as a founder coming from an surroundings the place there weren’t essentially many examples with related life expertise to look to for inspiration.
During our chat, Hana additionally shared heaps of perception into YC, and what it offers founders, in addition to perspective on what it was like going by means of the program throughout a international pandemic in a distant context. Finally, she presents some nice context on discovering your first traders and prospects as a distributed group.
We beloved speaking to Hana, and we hope you’re keen on the episode. You can subscribe to Found in Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, on Google Podcasts or in your podcast app of selection. Definitely go away us a assessment and tell us what you suppose, or ship us direct suggestions both on Twitter or through e mail. Come again subsequent week for one more nice dialog with a founder all about their very own one-of-a-kind startup journey.