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How Andrea Loubier Co-Founded Mailbird and Built an Email Software Empire from the Tropical Island of Bali

How Andrea Loubier Co-Founded Mailbird and Built an Email Software Empire from the Tropical Island of Bali

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Andrea Loubier about how she built and grew Mailbird. Andrea shares valuable advice on finding cofounders, running a remote company, and creating work-life balance.

Andrea Loubier is the CEO of Mailbird and among the top tech leaders in Southeast Asia. She’s passionate about the future of work, building a healthy relationship with technology.

Some Questions Kreig asks Andrea:

– How did you come up with the idea for Mailbird? (10:47)
– What’s the biggest change to the product since you started? (13:43)
– How did you meet your cofounders and decide to build a company together? (14:40)
– What do you think is the most important ingredient for a founder? (20:39)
– When did you realize you were gritty? (22:18)
– Do you think grittiness and determination are in someone’s DNA or can they be developed? (23:02)
– If you could go back in time to when you just started Mailbird, what advice would you give yourself? (27:46)
– What is the entrepreneurial ecosystem like in Bali? (31:07)
– How do you manage work-life balance? (35:42)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Andrea’s background and how she became an entrepreneur (4:21)
– How Andrea started Mailbird (10:56)
– Advice when looking for cofounders (18:32)
– The importance of determination and finding a way to make it happen no matter what (20:51)
– Do the necessary research before executing (28:02)
– The importance of learning when to say no to things (28:44)
– Advice on prioritization and work-life balance, especially when working remotely (29:15)
– Tips on running a remote company (42:00)
– There are times when you need to make decisions based on a gut feeling and not just data (43:26)
– The importance of team culture and advice for hiring (45:57)

Connect with Andrea Loubier:

Twitter
Mailbird

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Also Mentioned on This Show…

Andrea’s favorite quote:
“Balance is the ultimate goal.”

Andrea’s book recommendation:
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

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