07122 January 2021

Tinker your way to the top

Jamie Siminoff, Founder of Ring

Jamie Siminoff is the start up world’s tinkerer-in-chief — a true inventor who first stumbled upon the idea for his smart, video-enabled doorbell because he wanted to communicate with delivery drivers while he was down in his garage. The journey from that moment to a famous $1 billion acquisition by Amazon is fascinating: full of ups and downs, near death experiences, luck and graft and even an appearance on Shark Tank.  

In this episode, Jamie tells us about the moment a random glitch very nearly destroyed everything he’d worked for, why celebrating is not always that helpful, and why you shouldn’t listen to any of his advice (or anyone else’s, for that matter.)