An exclusive Tech Tribune Q&A with David Vaskevitch, the founder and CEO of Mylio
Tell us the origin story of Mylio – what problem were you trying to solve and why?
Mylio was originally founded to solve the problems of managing and organizing instant digital access to a lifetime of memories. It provides an easy and elegant way to have your pictures/memories with you and protected all the time, but more importantly, it is the only app really focused on keeping those memories accessible for multiple generations if a family of memories is included.
What was the biggest hurdle you encountered in your journey?
The biggest hurdle is that we took on a very difficult problem and underestimated just how hard it would be to solve. Even more, we underestimated both how important and how hard it would be to make Mylio really approachable by all kinds of people.
What does the future hold for Mylio?
We are excited about Mylio becoming the standard way that people who care about how their photos are organized get there.
What are your thoughts on the local tech startup scene in Bellevue?
In my mind, this is the best tech environment in the US and maybe in the world. We have the depth and breadth of talent along with a variety of perspectives, but we also have a great culture and a great environment to live and work in.
What’s your best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Have a clear picture of your customers, be prepared for lots of hard work, hire only the best people, and remain committed to your vision.