Why did you decide to create Arkangel ?
In 2019, my grandfather died after a long battle with diabetes. To help people suffering from chronic diseases, we assembled a team of people to create the first automated tool enabling people to live free of chronic conditions, starting with diabetes. We called it Arkangel AI. We envisioned this solution to be the Siri of Health, one that you could get access to anytime and from anywhere by learning from the data collected from existing devices people use like smartphones. We crafted the business and created a little “Frankenstein” version using free cloud solutions and tutorials. To our surprise, the prototype exploded, attracting more than 9000 users from 22 countries within the first two months.
How did you end up attending Le Wagon bootcamp ?
“I learned how to bring ideas to life, I learned the mechanics and how to talk about software.”
As an entrepreneur, you think software development is easy, but it’s not; you need to learn to think like a developer and it is really hard to do on your own.
How was your experience with the bootcamp?
That being said, Le Wagon does an amazing job at cutting out the boring stuff to give you only tools you need to build web-apps, and that’s exactly what I wanted. In the end, we built an MVP of Arkangel with an awesome team - Gustaf, Joe and Thomas - and today we’ve raised $69,000 in non-equity funding and by the end of the year, we will be raising a pre-seed of $350,000 to grow our customer base. I highly recommend this program, and if you want to learn more about my experience, feel free to connect with me via LinkedIn.