Making the Transition From Corporate to Startup

Mind the Product

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? Have your interview outfit at the ready for a corporate and dress to startup-impress if not!

Making the Transition Between Corporate and Startup

Mind the Product

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? Have your interview outfit at the ready for a corporate and dress to startup-impress if not!

AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam

Mind the Product

The post AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam appeared first on Mind the Product. Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) Startup Product Management Video Artificial Intelligence product management ProductTank ProductTank London startup product management

Optimal Matching for Marketplace Startups and the Role of Bias

Mind the Product

Recognizing where your marketplace startup falls on the fungibility spectrum is crucial. I know all this can be overwhelming, and as a startup with limited resources you can’t have a team of data scientists optimizing your every match.

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Book Review: The Startup Playbook

Under10 Playbook

Book Review: The Startup Playbook: Founder-to-Founder Advice From Two Startup Veterans by Rajat Bhargava and Will Herman. I was sent a complimentary copy of The Startup Playbook to read and review.

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Test-Driven Product Management at an Early-Stage Startup

Amplitude

The post Test-Driven Product Management at an Early-Stage Startup appeared first on Amplitude Blog. Product Development Startup Lessons Product Innovator SeriesThis is a guest post in our Product Innovator Series from Jennelle Nystrom, product manager at Farmstead. .

Startup Dust

Oren Steinberg

The biggest asset any startup has is the time of its entrepreneurs and key talents. The success or failure of the startup often hinges on their ability to focus their efforts on the critical path at any given time. As the startup grows and faces scalability and growth challenges the issue of focus becomes even more challenging. 2 unexperienced entrepreneurs have a great idea for their first startup. The post Startup Dust appeared first on Oren Steinberg - blog.

The Lean Startup Trap

The Product Coalition

The Big 3 ‘Lean Startup’ Mistakes Companies Still Make Are you spending a ridiculous amount of time working on a product, and getting nowhere? If this sounds like you, you’re probably stuck in the lean startup trap. Lean startup sucks at discovering your customer needs.

Why startups need to focus more on the Product and less on services.

The Product Coalition

Pitfalls of Service-Led vs Product-Focused startups I have been on both sides of the spectrum and it has worked well for companies like Infosys, TCS which take on large service agreements with organizations and provide consulting services or develop software.

Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

Mind the Product

Let me explain: Why a Product Startup? Nevertheless, building a product startup within an existing business comes with its own challenges, not least trying to find new ways of working which are appropriate at a different size and scale. Why all Agencies Should run a Product Startup.

Startup marketing: strategies for year one

Inside Intercom

The most important tasks for any early stage startup are to write code and talk to users. Founding a startup is a lot like this. I didn’t have a perfectly mapped out startup marketing strategy. A lot of startups spend untold time and resources cooking up some fancy marketing matrix when in fact you just need to have lots of real life conversations with like-minded people about their problems, and mutually explore how you can solve them.

How NOT to manage in a startup

The Product Coalition

How NOT to manage a Startup As a product manager, I led 2 teams in my recent startup gig with a lot of uncertainty, distractions and constant changes that impacted the engineers. A startup that is trying to scale, there are good and bad times.

How to Manage Startup Growing Pains

The Product Coalition

Without a proper foundation to sustain growth , startups are liable to collapse on themselves. Disconnection within departments Luckily, these problems have solutions, and these solutions can be the key to taking your startup out of growing pains and into the next level of success.

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

The biggest thing funding does to a B2C startup

NextBigWhat

Well, the biggest thing funding can do to a B2C startup is not just hiring talent or spending on customer acquisition, but on managing support. Let’s just accept that customers… The post The biggest thing funding does to a B2C startup appeared first on NextBigWhat.

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Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

Mind the Product

Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at 500 Startups , to speak to us. 500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs, and Marvin helps to run the San Francisco-based accelerator program.

The Startup Lifecycle: How To Win At Each Stage

The Product Coalition

Every startup goes through three basic stages as it strives to become the next Uber or Amazon: idea, launch, and growth. The secret to becoming a successful startup lies in knowing your strengths and weaknesses and overcoming all the obstacles you will face along your journey.

How to Communicate When You’re Founding a Startup

Mind the Product

As such, for their team of startup experts, communication is absolutely key. Once you’ve got your startup or project up and running, resist the urge to ‘get building’ and take a minute to speak to people.

From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

Mind the Product

Observations of a B2C startup product manager working in enterprise. A startup, finding its feet and learning how to stand, should by certain logic be less wise, less capable and less developed than its older, wiser counterparts. This means a change in approach for product managers operating in startup and corporate environments. The post From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

The Difference Between Startup PMs & Big Corporation PMs

The Product Coalition

While all Product Managers are tasked with providing delightful solutions for customers, there are distinct differences between the work of PMs in startups compared to PMs in larger, more established businesses. Do you have experience as a PM in a startup or big business?

Value Based Pricing for Saas Startup

The Product Coalition

Value Based Pricing for SaaS Startup We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.– your startup won’t last long without monetization. startup pricing-strategy saas value-based-pricing saas-marketing

What Can Product Managers Learn from Startup Pitch Decks?

DevelopmentCorporate

Product Managers can learn a lot from startup pitch decks. The post What Can Product Managers Learn from Startup Pitch Decks? Corporate Development Product Management product manager startup pitch deckA pitch deck essentially tells a story of why a company should be funded.

Founder Exposed: Opening Up About Startup Failures and Vulnerability

First Round Review

Jeff Wald knows firsthand that behind every startup success story is a stack of seldom discussed defeats. The investor and three-time founder opens up about why leaders should embrace vulnerability, and offers tools for extracting lessons from failure and getting back in the game.

Hypergrowth and The Law of Startup Physics

First Round Review

Reboot.io founder and professional coach Khalid Halim has guided the leadership at Coinbase, Lyft and Checkr through some of the steepest parts of their growth curve. Here, he shares the two promises every founder must make before hypergrowth. Continue reading at First Round Review »

It’s Elementary: Startups Gaining Independence

ProductCraft

This is part three of Growing Up is Hard: a series on the stages of startup evolution and how they mimic human development stages. The post It’s Elementary: Startups Gaining Independence appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

My Lessons from Interviewing 400+ Engineers Over Three Startups

First Round Review

Engineering leader Marco Rogers (Lever, Yammer, Clover Health) debunks some of the most common recruiting tropes and walks through his four top interviewing practices for startups.

How To Find A Technical Co-founder For Your Tech Startup?

Arkenea

You are struck with an amazing startup idea. The world of startups is full of examples of successful tech […]. The post How To Find A Technical Co-founder For Your Tech Startup?

How Startups Can Do Better Cohort Analyses · Philosophical Hacker

The Product Coalition

For example, Eric Reis, in The Lean Startup , recounts how cohort analysis helped his startup realize that their efforts at improving their product weren’t working: Thanks to the power of cohort analysis, we could not blame this failure on…external market conditions, or any other excuse.

What Sweetgreen Can Teach Startups About Scaling Intimacy

First Round Review

Co-founder Nathaniel Ru draws on his experience scaling Sweetgreen to offer startups a clearer window into how rapidly growing companies can stay connected with customers, partners and employees.

Most startups don’t starve, they drown. Here is why, and how to survive.

The Product Coalition

Startups don’t starve, they drown. It was 2010 when I watched the online stream of the Startup Lessons Learned conference, initiated by Eric Ries. At some stage the now famous Shawn Carolan quote came up: Startups don’t starve, they drown. Most startups don’t starve, they drown.

Why startups are hard — the math of venture capital returns tells the story

Andrew Chen

Why most VCs typically invest in only one startup in a given business category. . The math of startups and venture capital. In other words, the startups that end up big end up really big. For these top funds, the biggest startups end up generating 90% of the returns.

How important is product management for your startup?

The Product Coalition

So the product management is the only one function that is offering business startups the significant advantages such as in setting up business objectives, targeting markets to deliver measurable products and services, and prioritizing the goals of startups.

From Zero to IPO: How Growth Needs to Evolve at Every Startup Stage

First Round Review

Brian Rothenberg, former VP of Growth at Eventbrite, breaks down the three broad phases of the startup lifecycle. For each phase, he identifies key targets that startups should aim for to kick their growth strategy to the next level. There's no one-size-fits-all growth advice.

Miro CMO Barbra Gago on rebranding a hypergrowth startup

Miro

The post Miro CMO Barbra Gago on rebranding a hypergrowth startup appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro Barbra Gago on rebranding a hypergrowth startupInvesting in brand–and re-branding–can result in long-term, exponential returns for a company. But evolving a familiar and beloved identity can create some unique challenges. Read why CMO Barbra Gago rebranded RealtimeBoard to Miro, the value it creates for customers and the community, and learn about the things to consider […].