About Kim Døfler

A story about a tech geek

I am one of those tech guys who love all gadgets, any new product, and almost anything that can fly.

I grew up in Denmark. In the center of the mainland, Jutland, in a small city called Herning.

If you found me after school hours there is a 99% chance that I would be building LEGO robots. I was constantly working on a new project. Most of the time I was trying to build robots that could walk.

I participated six times in FIRST LEGO League and two times in the World Robot Olympiad.

As well as building stuff I quite early grew an interest in software and design.

I spent many hours learning Cinema 4D, Blender, Photoshop, After Effects, and similar graphics programs.

In 7th grade, I taught myself HTML and CSS following that.

At the time, I believed that was all I needed to know about coding. Later in 2007 when I started in high school, one of my friends introduced me to PHP and MySQL.

The opportunities in that combo blew my mind, and I went completely nuts with coding in all of my spare time.

At the same time, a few friends and I competed in the World Robot Olympiad. We built a robotic eye using LEGO Mindstorms. We modified its firmware to get much more freedom to do some cool things, and I learned (some) Java along the way.

Fast forward to 2011. I founded my first company, Digivi and got my first paying customer, who wanted a website.

I coded my own Content Management System for the client and helped him set it up with content. What was I thinking, competing with platforms like WordPress?

After a year of building a business with no prior experience, I figured I needed to grow my network and learn some business strategy.

I enrolled as a student at a business university to their program, Business Development Engineering, the summer of 2012.

Quite quickly I met two cool dudes, Anders and Mikkel.

Already after one term together we decided to found a company together called Artboost.

This was the start of a crazy adventure.

During our time in Artboost, we coded an online marketplace from the ground up.

We learned a ton about E-commerce and how to leverage user generated content to grow faster.

In 2015, we joined the accelerator, Thinkubator in Copenhagen.

We got a wake-up call and push in the right direction for the company.

Some months after the accelerator I went to Silicon Valley for the first time to learn the ways of the pro.

Fall 2015, I stopped working in Artboost.

I wanted to try something new, and get back to the core, TECH.

Since 2015, I have been struggling to find my path.

It is hard to pinpoint a single route since; I have so many interests.

I have had time to think, experiment and learn a lot of new things.

Every day I have been consuming relevant articles about Growth, Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Marketing Automation.

February 2017, I got my degree in Business Development Engineering.

I also got a side gig as a wind tunnel instructor. I am really happy about this since it gives me time to think and get away from the screen and hustling.

Now I help companies optimise their website for conversion, and increase traffic.

And I use JavaScript to develop marketing automation tools that give the companies more leads.

Interesting in body flying, collaborating, or discussing the newest gadget?

Feel free to connect with me on social media.

Cheers
Kim Døfler 

Kim Døfler
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