August 2, 2016

TechNation Interview: Personalized mobile app design + the evolution of mobile products

I was honored to be a guest recently on NPR’s podcast, “TechNation”, hosted by Dr. Moira Gunn. We discussed how to make successful mobile products, the internet of things, and the importance of personalization in mobile products. Here are some highlights:

  • 0:09:03 – I discuss how the mobile market is deeply making its mark on the global economy
  • 10:33 – The bidding war for companies to get attention from consumers on mobile
  • 12:14 – Why Facebook changed its motto when they began focusing on mobile and underwent a work culture shift
  • 14:43 – The importance of doing the ‘Mom test’ on all mobile products
  • 16:45 – The power of “the internet of things”
  • 18:00 – My AI experience going to a Syrian refugee camp
  • 26:13 – Why our mobile products need to keep learning about our values
  • 32:20 – The evolution of Tinder’s design through adaptive learning

Go here to listen to the full podcast.


SC Moatti is the managing partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest networks of product managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. She also serves on boards of both public and private companies, including mobile technology giant Opera Software (OPERA:Oslo). An award-winning bestselling author, Moatti frequently gives keynotes on investing and innovation at prestigious conferences globally, including the Mobile World Congress, the Collision Conference, and the Commonwealth Club; and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, and on NPR. She lectures at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she earned her MBA and has a Master of Science in electrical engineering. A16Z general partner Andrew Chen called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” For more information, visit Mighty.Capital