Infinite Wardrobe launches from River City Labs – Tech Tidal Interview
Ten Questions With… Infinite Wardrobe – Tech Tidal
WHAT’S THE ELEVATOR PITCH FOR INFINITE WARDROBE?
Sick of eBay fees? Welcome to The Infinite Wardrobe. The Infinite Wardrobe is your go to app for buying, selling, showing off and discovering fashion. Free to download. Free to interact. No fees to buy and sell. Sell your clothes and shop the wardrobes of girls around the world.
WHY DID YOU START IT?
The inspiration came from the app when my partner and I were complaining about the high fees on eBay. So we thought we would see if there were any mobile apps in the market. We had a look around and they also seemed to take a huge cut on the sale or use virtual currency. My partner who is a mobile software developer said “I could do this so much better”, so I said “why don’t we?”. We then approached a designer to start getting it made. He told us that he was actually doing something similar for two other people. We all met up, and realised that instead of two Brisbane based companies being competitors, we should join forces and take on eBay together. And so Infinite Wardrobe was born.
WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT FOR INFINITE WARDROBE?
The next step is to get an Android version into the market and then take IW Global.
WHAT MAKE BRISBANE THE IDEAL PLACE FOR YOUR STARTUP RIGHT NOW?
The startup culture in Brisbane is very supportive, everyone is there to help each other and share their experiences.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCES THAT YOU HAVE AVAILABLE TO YOU AS A STARTUP IN BRISBANE?
River City Labs has been a huge part of helping us get to where we are today. It provides a place for like minded people in the start up world to get together. They also have events that answer a lot of the questions that you face as a startup, which provide valuable information.
WHAT IS THE WORST PART OF STARTING A BUSINESS IN BRISBANE?
The startup ecosystem is starting to gain momentum here in Brisbane, so it is still in a relatively early stage to other places around the world. But that being said, it is still an amazing place and it is growing quickly.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST FRUSTRATION YOUR STARTUP EXPERIENCES?
Lack of time! Which I’m sure is the same for everyone, if only there were more hours in a day to get more work done.
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST FEAR FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
N/A [Editor’s Note – I love the confidence, and I’m sensing I might need a new question here!]
IF SOMEBODY READING COULD HELP YOU WITH ONE PROBLEM, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Getting the word out there about how great IW is. The more people talk about it the better.
AND TO END ON A POSITIVE, WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST WIN FOR YOU TO DATE?
The biggest win to date was on Launch day we got to number 26 in the App Store above eBay Fashion!
You can find Infinite Wardrobe online, on Twitter, and on the App Store. If you’re already using it, let us know what you think in the comments. And if you want your startup in the next Ten Questions With, drop us a line.