Format.com | A Decade of Empowering Creatives with Format Co-founders Lukas Dryja & Tyler Rooney
The Darkroom Podcast
In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we had the absolute pleasure to speak with Lukas Dryja and Tyler Rooney, the Co-founders of Format. For the last 10 years Format has empowered tens of thousands of creators around the world to build their online portfolio with ease. Since inception, Lukas and Tyler have self-funded Format, giving them and their team of 50 full creative autonomy to adapt to an ever-changing industry. With simplicity and design at the center of Format’s technology, they have been able to continually innovate on their product to meet the demands of their creators. We touch on the ups and downs of their founding story, how they built a team with transparency and the role of the creator in the near future. We are also excited to announce that Darkroom is officially partnering with Format to bring our eCommerce solutions to their creative base and together help shift the industry to a creator first mentality. Enjoy!
Format had seven people on the payroll before Tyler even got paid. We talk about bootstrapping in Canada, the amazing story of how they acquired the Format.com domain name, and what it's like transitioning from a survival mentality to a growth mentality as a business grows.Special Guest: Tyler Rooney.Sponsored By:Starting & Sustaining: The second edition of Starting & Sustaining will be out in late 2017. Visit the site to get on the list and be the first to know as well as receive a launch discount.Links:FormatFull Transcript