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40 Minute Mentor – Episode 13 – Timothy Armoo – Fanbytes

James Mitra

James Mitra
FOUNDING DIRECTOR

40 Minute Mentor - Timothy Armoo

In today’s episode I get to talk to a guest who has been described as “one of the UK’s most hotly-tipped young entrepreneurs”: co-founder and CEO of Fanbytes, Timothy Armoo.

Timothy started his first ever business at the tender age of 14 and sold his second business at just 17. In 2017 Timothy and his co-founder, Ambrose, started the ‘Gen Z’ focused advertising agency, Fanbytes.

Fanbytes specialises in helping brands reach the ‘Gen Z’ audience through popular social media channels like Snapchat and TikTok. Using their specially developed algorithm they search out the future stars of social media and connect them with global brands to create impactful campaigns.

Their unique approach has drawn a high-profile client base and they’ve already worked with some of the world’s biggest brand names such as Apple Music, Warner Brothers, Deliveroo and Universal.

Since launching the business they’ve grown rapidly, and Timothy and Ambrose now lead an award-winning team of 30. Helping their clients make an impact with Gen Z buyers.

In today’s interview we cover some really interesting topics; going all the way from Timothy’s teenage years starting his first business through to how he’s growing and scaling a team working with global brands.

During our conversation you’ll hear about:

  • How Timothy began Fanbytes while still studying at University and how he balanced his studies with launching the business.
  • The challenges he faced convincing brands to work with Fanbytes in the early days and his advice for other entrepreneurs looking to carve their way in a new niche.
  • And his thoughts on the importance of culture and how he’s managed to maintain and develop Fanbytes unique culture while rapidly scaling the business.

I really enjoyed speaking to Timothy and it was so inspiring to hear how much he’s accomplished as such a young age. He is clearly incredibly passionate about what he does and is a truly inspiring individual to talk to.

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please do get in touch at james@jbmc.co.uk.

If you want to find out more about Timothy check out his LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyarmoo/ 

If you want to find out more about Fanbytes you can have a look at their website – https://fanbytes.co.uk/

 

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