Invisible Technologies is not your ordinary start-up. From its radical premise – you can outsource nearly everything – to its contrarian approach to fundraising – which keeps as much of the company for employees as possible – he doesn’t just follow the crowd (or the FOMO).
In this episode of FOMO Sapiens, Francis unpacks his unique philosophy to building, how past failures (and the lessons learned) shape his approach, and his personal hot take on FOMO.
Meet our guest:
Francis leads a team of 300 people and has raised $6M in capital to build Invisible, a disruptive work-automation company that provides custom operations support to scaling businesses. Previously, Francis raised $2.6M from top investors to build Everest, a social network based on “what you do” not “who you know.” He worked briefly in consulting and at Google after studying history at Cornell. People who’ve worked with Francis say his strategy comes from “clear, deep thinking,” that he excels at “building models, communicating vision, and motivating his team.” Most importantly he’s refreshingly honest about success, failures, and his learnings along the way. By the time he dies, he hopes to have read all the Penguin classics.