From Idea to $11M Raised With the Copy.ai Co-Founder (and One Disclaimer from a Tired Founder)
Disclaimer: I am writing this email after only getting 3 hours of sleep and one board meeting. The Perks of being a founder with two kids under the age of 5. #NoDaysOff I apologize in advance for the typos and any incoherent growth prophecies. Okay, back to the email.
Chris Lu, Copy.ai Co-Founder, joins me to chat about the wildly successful Copy.ai and how he grew it from an idea to a $200k per month.
Plus, learn how to use Copy.ai to be your new copywriting robot.
In this episode we discuss:
- How to use Copy.ai to 5x your writing output
- How they launched on the back of 1 tweet
- Advice for working in public
- His half-baked startup ideas
Get the full episode right here.
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