Entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff’s DoorBot venture has taken off after not getting funding on the reality TV show. He talks about his management style, how startups can compete with Google for tech talent, and more.
Failing to get funding on “Shark Tank,” the entrepreneurship reality TV show, didn’t sink Jamie Siminoff’s most recent startup. On the contrary.
After the show was taped for ABC last September, the company, DoorBot, the maker of a doorbell that allows homeowners to see who is outside by looking at their smartphone, raised $1 million from venture capitalists. And after the episode aired in November, the company sold 10,000 units in a month.