Yo, I'm Mike Williams or you might know me as Yoroomie.
I'm a serial entrepreneur that builds, helps build, and invests in startups. I started Thinkbox, a startup venture studio. We build our own startups, help others build startups, and make early stage investments (15+ startups that have raised over $110M).
I'm also the founder of Studiotime, which is the first company launched out of Thinkbox and the largest online community of music studios in the world. It's been called the "Airbnb of music studios" and has been featured in VICE, Forbes, BBC, and other press in 35+ countries (crazy). I share the story of how I cancelled dinner, built it in an evening, and launched it here.
I also built and launched Yoroomie App, which was acquired within six months. This was our first acquisition for a Thinkbox company. I've written in-depth about how we built the app in 30 days, growth hacks we used to scale it, and then what we learned from it being acquired here.
Prior to this, I was the founder and CEO of Codeity, a hiring platform that was scaled to 500+ companies that used it to hire developers. It was acquired in 2015 by Angelhack (press release on that here).
I love taking ideas to validated startups and am obsessed with marketplaces and blockchain/crypto-assets in addition to startups. I share everything I've learned along the way and am working on (here). Sometimes I also contribute to Huffington Post, freeCodeCamp, Hacker Noon, and a few other publications. In my spare time I also mentor with the Founders Institute (startup accelerator program) and help the companies I've invested in.
Yoroomie App (acquired)
Shrug Capital (Limited Partner)
Crumbs App (acquired)