Member Spotlight: Michael Johnson of Friendzee

As part of our member spotlight series, we interviewed Michael Johnson of Friendzee, an app for helping meet (and match) friends of your friends.

What is your background and how did you end up doing a startup?

After university I started up a web design company called Moodia with six colleagues from a startup I worked on in 2000, and ended up selling that 8 years later! In the meantime we sold a company called Approved Index which generated leads, to RBI.

Tell me about your product.

Friendzee is a dating and matchmaking app. It works by linking you to thousands of potential dates by using your existing social links through friends. In fact you could say it's the LinkedIn of online dating!

Why did you choose TechHub? Has the community been helpful?

I chose TechHub because it seemed like there would be a friendly atmosphere and plenty of ideas bouncing around. It's always good to ask for help with code too, even if you end up explaining the answer to yourself.

What's a piece of advice you would give to a budding entrepreneur?

If you're working alone or even with another person, make something that you would use yourself. That way it's easy to put yourself in the shoes of your customers.

A random or silly fact about yourself

When I was little I wanted to be an Inventor, so I got most of the way there!

Thanks for talking to us Michael, if there's any TechHub members out there that would like some introductions and match-making, get in touch!