Today John Maddox launched his new Nashville-based company, Serious Startups, to somewhat alleviate entrepreneurs’ need for design and development funding. His newest venture since Ten Fast Feet, Maddox has designed Serious Startups as a central, one-stop shop for startups looking to embark on ventures of their own.
To that end, Serious Startups combines interactive agency with tech startup investing, featuring a professional team of developers, designers, digital marketers, and public relations personnel. Placing all of these individuals together helps accomplish Maddox’s goal of eliminating the capital needed to build a prototype application or idea in exchange for equity.
Serious Startups will handle all aspects of the startup process, including branding, UI/UX design, content strategy, mobile app and website development, explainer videos, and marketing strategies. All of these tasks, per the one-stop shop mantra, will be managed and executed in house.
“Too often great ideas are never brought to fruition due to lack of capital and that’s where Serious Startups steps in,” said Maddox. “We do not leave entrepreneurs to muddle through the quagmire of developing their ideas; we only benefit if our clients succeed.”
Maddox has managed over 800 tech projects working with publicly traded companies, and his experience has led him to success over his ten-year tenure. He and his team are hoping to impart their wisdom and experience onto younger entrepreneurs who want to bring their dreams to life.