Matt Spettel is the co-founder and CEO of CoPilot, a Pittsburgh-based remote personal training startup. With an engineering background from Carnegie Mellon University, Matt specializes in designing and building innovation consumer products and experienced. Since its founding in 2019, CoPilot has raised $10M, grown to 50 full-time employees, and impacted thousands of lives across the globe.
Matt joins me today to discuss his company CoPilot. I am a happy user and an investor. During this episode, we cover the evolution of the company vision, how to learn about new disciplines as a founder. Matt shares how he always wanted to build robots and how he ended up working on copilot building a team from five to over 50 In one year, and how to successfully fundraise.
“If you can't make it happen with two overworked, overtired people sitting in a garage with a dream, then you're probably not going to be able to make it happen with $3,000,000 and two people sitting in a garage overworked with a dream. I'd say there's very, very specific cases where capital is truly the limiting factor to move to the next step.” - Matt Spettel
Today on Startups for Good we cover:
- Realizing the larger mission
- Combining tech tools and human coaching
- Constantly iterating
- Choosing your ideal customer
- Learning the marketing space
- Building a team with rapid growth
- Tips on fundraising
Miles mentioned the book: Lean Startup by Eric Ries
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