E928: Adam Foroughi, AppLovin Co-Founder & CEO, shares insights on the mobile gaming boom, early bootstrapping to profitability, massive opportunities in 5G, handling fraud, privacy, parenting, commitment to culture & other lessons from building his app-discovery unicorn

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Adam Foroughi, AppLovin Co-Founder & CEO, shares insights on the mobile gaming boom, early bootstrapping to profitability, massive opportunities in 5G, handling fraud, privacy, parenting, commitment to culture & other lessons from building his app-discovery unicorn

Show notes:

0:41 – Jason introduces Adam Foroughi, Co-Founder & CEO of AppLovin, who shares the motivation to create AppLovin.

 

4:52 – Why app discovery is such a difficult problem to solve, and the impact of highly monetized apps on app installs.

 

12:15 – Jason thanks sponsor Walker Corporate Law. Visit WalkerCorporateLaw.com or talk to Scott Walker, the founder, directly at scott@walkercorporatelaw.com or (415) 979-9998.

 

14:10 – Impact of Apple subscriptions, smartphones, 5G, and App Store promotions.

 

24:36 – Jason thanks sponsor Pilot. Go to pilot.com/twist for 20% off your first 6 months of Pilot Core.

 

26:38 – Going from fewer resources to too many resources, and hurdles that AppLovin faced along the way.

 

37:37 – Jason thanks sponsor Capterra. Visit capterra.com/twist to find the right business software for you.

 

39:07 – Adam talks about how AppLovin is fighting click-fraud and privacy issues.

 

44:31 – Advantages of creating a parent-friendly culture, hiring talent from within, and recognizing excellence within your team.

54:31 – Going from making apps to not making apps and then back to making apps, thoughts on an IPO at this stage of AppLovin, and Adam’s angel investments.

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