Readmill is about to revolutionize how we read book through sharing of quotes, thoughts, notes and tips. THe company’s co-founder and VP of Happiness Henrik Berggren says it’s not about being social. When reading we don’t want to chat with friends about the book at the same time or getting disturbed by status messages of who is reading what. What we want is to share the reading experience, something quite different from being social when reading.
I sat down to talk with Henrik at the Next12 conference in Berlin. We talked about the disruption of the publishing industry, the disruption of books and about being a startup in hot hot Berlin. Henrik also have great tips on how to get funding for your startup!
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This is Readmill
Founders: Henrik Berggren, David Kjelkerud
Founded: December 2010
Founding: 280 000 € by Christophe Maire, Alexander Ljung, Erik Wahlforss, Henrik Werdelin, Peter Read
VP of happiness (a.k.a CEO): Henrik Berggren
Mission: Making books shareable
Offices: Berlin, Germany
Team: 8 people
Competitors: Kobo, Findings, Subtext