“I realized there wasn’t a great lens for a great price on the market, so we started Oola Lens and hit the drawing board.”
I recently did an interview with Judd Wagstaff the founder of Oola Lens. He’s a Student at the Brigham Young University, studying Business Management and came up with a great idea to build a lens that takes great quality pictures with an affordable price tag, that won’t break the bank. Read on to find out more!
How did you come up with the idea for your business?
It all started with me seeing my friend’s attachable fisheye lens while we were traveling, I immediately wanted one. I went online and realized that there was a large gap in the market with the products they offered. Essentially there were two options, very cheap, substandard lenses that took very pictures in poor quality or the total opposite side of the spectrum, great quality lenses but they were way too expensive! I realized there wasn’t a great lens for a great price on the market, so we started Oola Lens and hit the drawing board.
What is your mission?
Our mission at Oola Lens is to be the best quality lenses for the best price. We want everyone to be able to enjoy these lenses without spending their whole paycheck. Our team is dedicated to keeping things that way. People constantly tell us that we should raise our prices, but we have found alternative ways to make sure we stick to our mission and continue to deliver superior quality lenses for a reasonable price.
What has been your greatest achievement so far?
We spent a lot of time finding the right lenses that would make our customers happy, and when I say a lot of time, I mean A LOT of time. We worked and worked and finally launched several months ago and have sold thousands of lenses. We have grown our business at a 340% growth rate every month since our launch. That is a great accomplishment and I have my incredible team to thank for that.
What’s your best advice for other tech entrepreneurs who are starting a business?
Take a huge leap and just do it. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing every day and expecting different results.
Where can our readers find you online?
I do most of my writing on the website itself, Oolalens.com