• Robin Alex Panicker

Our customer Showreel, the video based professional networking app, and its Super Star founder.

Updated: Sep 1

One of the important advice from my mentor is to keep collecting as much publicly available information about apps that use our platform, connect with key people, and collect feedback about Finotes. Finotes helps mobile app developers to detect bugs and performance issues in Android and iOS apps, and to collect all relevant data for reproducing them.


And thus early last year we came across an app named Showreel.


Video for professional networking


Showreel is Tiktok for professional networking. You build your profile in Showreel as a well stitched series of short videos where you talk about yourself and what you do. It’s ideal for pitching for new jobs, or just to present what you do in your professional life. They also have a section for startup’s where founders can create short video pitches.

Showreel app
Showreel app

Video content has become the maximum consumed content format in our personal digital life, Bringing that to professional life is a great idea, isn’t it?


The Super Star founder


We explored further. And me and Don Peter were elevated to Cloud 9 when we realised who the founder is. Remember Hotmail? And its founder Sabeer Bhatia? Yes, Showreel is the new venture founded by Mr. Bhatia.


Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail and Showreel
Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail and Showreel

Hotmail was my first email id. I’m sure so is the case with almost everyone who got exposed to digital world in late 90’s. It was probably the first SaaS product that was adopted by masses across the globe. Mr. Bhatia became our hero and manifestation of what we all could dream to become. Selling Hotmail to Microsoft for a whopping $400M in 1998 made us all realize the scale of opportunity that the new world offered. He became a Super Star in the Web 1.0 era.


More than a customer


Coming back to the present, we connected with the engineering team of Showreel, and requested their feedback. They obliged and gave very valuable inputs and insights regarding how they use the product. The engagement is still continuing strong and they keep sharing their suggestions. Long story short, their inputs have contributed much to our product roadmap and many of their suggestions are included in Finotes 6.0.


Thank you Team Showreel for choosing Finotes, and supporting us with your thoughts and suggestions on improving the product. We value that much.


Check out Showreel here. https://www.showreelapp.com.

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