This post is sponsored by AppMagic

I (Joakim) wrote an article with the AppMagic folks, and in it, we talk about the ways that developers of mobile games should think about market insights in the early stages of concepting and prototyping of their games. Check it out here.

Today I’m talking with Callum Brighting, the Co-Founder and CEO of Netspeak Games, an MMO games company based out of London, UK. Callum is a phenomenal first-time founder, who’s been taking measures of learning how a games company should be built, what the culture should be like and how you can bring on investors to help grow the company.

In this episode, we cover lots of topics, including these:

  • How are you learning to become a CEO?
  • How have you approached fundraising? How did you learn that craft?
  • Have you talked about the company mission, vision, and core values?  Have you worked on defining them and how do they show up in the daily work?
  • How do you make sure that you hire people with a culture fit?
  • Firing: your best performer ever is also the most toxic person you’ve ever met. What do you do?
  • What is your approach to talking about runway to the team?