Launching a media subscription business

Founder Series - Gareth Hickey

Today we’re joined by Gareth Hickey, Co-Founder & CEO of Noa (News Over Audio), an app that narrates written journalism from news publishers, including the FT, the Economist and the Harvard Business Review. Gareth launched the business in 2016 after a career in finance. He spotted a gap in the market with the way news was being consumed – and that audio could help consumers understand the news in a much more digestible way.

In this fascinating conversation, Gareth talks candidly about what the first 18 months of a startup founder looked like for him. We also discuss the power of building relationships, lessons learnt from his soft launch, the balance between entertainment and news, the future of audio journalism and his advice on leveraging partnerships.


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