Guestio is an innovative platform that was created to connect platforms and high-profile guests. Founded by CEO Travis Chappell, a podcast marketing expert, Guestio aims to streamline and enhance the podcast guest booking process.
Finding and booking qualified podcast guests is a big pain point for creators. The process is highly manual and disjointed, requiring extensive outreach and coordination. Without the right channels to connect with potential guests, podcasters miss opportunities for groundbreaking interviews and struggle to produce high-caliber content for their audiences.
As an early-stage startup, Guestio needed a partner to bring their vision to life. "We were one of their first clients," Chappell recalls, "which assured a high-quality, focused service." Build Online delivered a custom solution tailored to Guestio's goals of simplifying podcast guest booking. Tight collaboration with Chappell ensured the platform matched his user experience vision. The final product included advanced scheduling and payment features central to Guestio's value proposition.
Adopting a two-week sprint schedule, Build Online designers and developers iterated continuously with Chappell. Weekly calls allowed the team to confirm product direction and feature prioritization. Throughout the process, the focus remained on creating intuitive booking workflows, seamless marketplace interactions, and innovations like automated interview scheduling.
Results & Impact
Within months of launch, Guestio attracted over 3,000 users plus an impressive list of high-profile backers. On the platform, you can find celebrated guests like Manny Pacquiao and Jordan Harbinger, validating Guestio's value in the industry.
This project highlighted the importance of UX in propelling adoption. In Travis’ words, “Their UX/UI efforts have helped position us above our competitors.” Ongoing communication and transparency were instrumental in aligning Build Online’s technical expertise with Guestio’s vision.
Guestio is redefining the podcast landscape. It’s more than a platform; it's a catalyst for compelling content creation. With marquee guests, influential backers, and over $1.5 million in seed funding, Guestio is poised for exponential growth, changing the face of podcasting one connection at a time.