Journey From a bootstrapped business to a funded software startup in Asia with Chris Rawlings

Michael MicheliniBusiness, Ecommerce, Podcast1 Comment

This week we have Chris Rawlings, CEO and Founder of Judo Launch a hot new startup helping Amazon sellers launch their products. We connected as I’m an alumni of Chinaccelerator (class of 2012!) and he just wrapped up his time there. We met at Cross Border Summit in Shenzhen he hosted a round table and we are both making things happen.

So we got him on the show today to talk about his journey from a 7 figure Amazon seller to a software startup and coming to China. He has been all around the world, and shares a fun adventure and insights of the journey so let’s tune in.

Topics Covered in this Episode

  • Intro Chris Rawlings

    Thanks for coming on the podcast – and for hosting a round table at the Cross border Summit – glad you could make it down from Shanghai!

  • How did you first get into e-commerce?

    What was the gateway to Amazon FBA?

  • The turning point where you could see the FBA business scaling

    Was there a day you woke up and you felt – now this is a million dollar business. Or was it just a daily grind and hustle that built up over time?

  • The biggest struggles

    What are some of the biggest challenges growing a Amazon FBA business

  • Bootstrapping - give us an example

    So we know what bootstrapping is – can you share some insights on the times you were like – wow this is harder – if we had funding we could rock

  • Transition to Software

    So how did the move from FBA to a software company happen?

  • Funded Startup

    So you’re a starting in Chinaccelerator – I’m a batch 3 alumni! How did this happen – what is the story here.

  • First time to China / Asia/

    You’re still pretty new in town right, a few months now? How has the journey been

  • Next steps

    What are the next phases of this epic journey

  • About your business and how people can reach you

    So how can people connect up.

People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode

√ Chris’ company Judo Launch
JudoLaunch review on GFA
Ash Monga GFA podcast episode 154
√ Tiger Labs Coworking in Princeton, NJ
500 startups
Our Spanish Global From Asia podcast

Episode Length 48:46

Thank you Chris for sharing. I am happy to give some of my inputs as an advisor plus to help out a fellow Chinaccelerator startup alumni, jia you (add oil in Chinese). I am preparing for my trip to Philippines, the first leg on a four country expedition with my amazon wife Wendy as we look for our new home (sounds like a joke, but for realz!)

See you on the podcast next week, thank you so much for choosing to listen!

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