Marc Barros is the Co-Founder & CEO of Moment.Marc is a second-time founder, having previously launched Contour, a venture-backed action camera company that challenged GoPro in the early 2000s.Moment is building the largest marketplace for creators. Originally, Marc and his founding team launched the Moment Lens system on Kickstarter, a series of phone cases and external lenses aimed to level up your mobile photography. Since then, Moment has morphed into a marketplace that sells all the gear you need to create as well as lessons & trips from your favorite pros. In addition to their marketplace and branded products, Moment runs an annual mobile film festival (MIFF) and is building a service layer to help creatives monetize their businesses.Use code “Kallaway” to get 10% off all Moment products.Tune in to hear Marc’s story!EPISODE TOPICSSections(3:30) – The Origin Story(8:00) – The Build(35:10) – The Founder(47:45) – The BrainstormTopics(2:10) Marc’s background(3:30) Starting Contour at 20 years old(8:00) How to win markets and differentiate(9:40) Transitioning from 1st to 2nd company (11:45) Unique insights into mobile photography space(13:15) What is Moment?(13:45) Making products vs marketplace - which should come first?(15:20) Building customer journeys(16:20) Creator economy pain points(17:53) Becoming the service layer for creatives(18:40) Leveraging Kickstarter the right way(21:15) Approach to experimentation/org structure(20:22) What hasn’t worked?(24:09) Hiring(28:35) Improving remote work(32:30) Manifesting the future(33:30) Marc’s Startup Manifesto(35:25) Compensation philosophy(38:25) Fundraising philosophy(41:00) Founder vs CEO(44:35) Best mobile photography trick(45:30) Marc’s wellness stack(47:45) The Brainstorm – Owning peace and quiet, water conservation, future of photography Watch this episode on YouTube here. Moment – shopmoment.com Follow Moment (@moment) on Instagram // TwitterFollow Marc (@marcbarros) on Instagram // TwitterMarc's content and learning recommendations The Founder - www.thefounderpod.com Follow The Founder (@founderpodcast) on Twitter // Instagram // NewsletterDon't have time to listen to the full episode? Read the 5-minute version here.
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In this episode of The Darkroom Podcast we chatted with Marc Barros, CEO and Founder of Moment, one of the most well known mobile photography gear companies in the world. Moment, raising over $6 million in funding, offers both an add-on app to their photography lenses and is now offering new photo trips with some of the world’s most renowned photographers. Marc talks through his early life of founding his first camera company in college, Contour, which he ran for 10 years. His approach to business and team building is one of radical transparency, from how much money is left in the bank to what was talked about at the last board meeting. As a father of three and CEO, we were lucky he could spare some time to share his story.