GoFish Cam’s Co-Founder, Ryan Austin, came up with the concept for an underwater fishing camera in Trinidad while travelling with friends. While sailing on a Catamaran in the Caribbean Sea, a few locals were fishing off the back. Being an angler his whole life, Ryan watched in anticipation. The locals had a huge bite and everyone jumped out from their seats. Unfortunately, the fish got off the hook and the locals started to debate what kind of fish it was, how big it was, and if they should go back. That’s when Ryan thought – well what if they could see underwater using technology? That’s when he had his “ah ha” moment.
When Ryan came back to Toronto, Canada he shared this idea with his younger brother Brandon Austin, now Co-Founder of GoFish Cam too. With some startup experience, a keen mind for marketing, a shared passion for fishing, and an intense entrepreneurial spirit, Brandon decided to join Ryan in what would become GoFish Cam.
Over the next few months Brandon and Ryan would spend their time researching the industry and setting up interviews/speaking with over 1000 anglers to really understand what it was that they wanted and truly needed to better understand the underwater experience in fishing and what that could help solve.
The two brothers developed the first prototype of the GoFish Cam, launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, and moved the business to Austin, TX in the USA. The two brothers knew they needed a technology expert on the team and brought on Kieran Howlett who would soon join on as Technical Founder of GoFish Cam.
Over the next several years the three would embark on a journey of a lifetime, along with the rest of the GoFish Cam team, in building and launching the GoFish Cam and Mobile App.
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