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

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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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.

9 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas

280 Group

The post 9 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. This is a guest post by Scott Davis. Setting up your own business is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things in the world. It is a validation of your skills and knowledge.

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

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! You'll learn: How to turn basic dashboard metrics into a financial model.

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. .

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.

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.

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?

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.

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

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

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.

Miro CMO Barbra Gago on rebranding a hypergrowth startup

RealtimeBoard

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 […].

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.

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 »

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Required reading for marketplace startups: The 20 best essays

Andrew Chen

The current generation of marketplace startups has been incredibly successful. We look at a lot of marketplace startups at Andreessen Horowitz @a16z – and we fund a lot of them! The post Required reading for marketplace startups: The 20 best essays appeared first on andrewchen

Disney's PM Director on Lean Startup and the Media Industry

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

In this Path to PM blog post, Sanaz and I discuss applying lean startup principles to media products. You’ve moved quite a bit in your PM journey, from Zynga to the first PM at a startup, and now you’re a PM at Disney. As I moved to be the first PM at a number of series A startups in the Los Angeles area, I brought these best practices with me. The most important lesson I have learned as a startup PM is to measure twice and cut once.

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.

How startups die from their addiction to paid marketing

Andrew Chen

Many of the biggest implosions in recent history – especially ecommerce – have been due to startups getting addicted to paid marketing while fooling themselves on Customer Acqusition Costs. [Originally tweetstormed at @andrewchen , Follow me for more!].

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?

Navigating the Leap from Big Tech to Startups — Advice from a Former Google and Flipkart Exec

First Round Review

Punit Soni cut his teeth as a product leader at large companies such Google, Motorola and Flipkart before venturing out on his own to found Suki, a healthcare startup.

Dear Strategy: 059 Strategy for Startups and Small Businesses

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “Do startups or small businesses really have the time to develop formal strategies like you talk about on the show?

Defining Growth Design: The Guide to the Role Most Startups are Missing

First Round Review

She shares lessons learned from her roles leading the function at Dropbox and Pinterest, and outlines tactics for early-stage startups looking to source, interview and onboard growth designers of their own.

Truth needs to be told?—?startups fail because CEOs have lousy bosses

The Product Coalition

startups fail because CEOs have lousy bosses Why do startup fail? They are all reasons the founders mentioned when asked to tell why their startups failed. I’m saying this as a 3 time CEO of startups that shut down (I’ll save my success stories for a different post).

The Startup Brand Fallacy: Why brand marketing is mostly useless for consumer startups

Andrew Chen

Brand marketing is mostly useless for consumer startups. Startups build a great brand by being successful, finding product market fit and scaling traction, etc. Early startups should opt out of all of this. It’s easy to confuse correlation and causation: If you’re starting a consumer startup, you see successful late stage cos with fawning media coverage, amazing conference speaking slots, celebrities on the cap table, etc.,

Brady Flynn (Primer) on how to accelerate growth at early-stage startups

RealtimeBoard

Brady shared what he’s learned from helping early-stage startups. The post Brady Flynn (Primer) on how to accelerate growth at early-stage startups appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard We recently caught up with Brady Flynn, product management expert and co-founder of Primer, a marketing platform that has helped companies like hims, Farmstead, and Microsoft increase their conversion rates. Here are his tips for accelerating growth.

How to ask better user research questions: A guide for startup Product Managers

The Product Coalition

How to ask better user research questions: A guide for startup Product Managers was originally published in ProductCoalition.com on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. user-research ux user-experience startup product-management

What’s next for marketplace startups? Reinventing the $10 trillion service economy, that’s what.

Andrew Chen

Is there still room for marketplace startups to innovate? Marketplace startups have done incredibly well over the first few decades of the internet, reinventing the way we shop for goods, but have been less successful services. The post What’s next for marketplace startups?

Dear Strategy: 059 Strategy for Startups and Small Businesses

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “Do startups or small businesses really have the time to develop formal strategies like you talk about on the show? All of this is to say – yes, small businesses and startups should (and normally do) go through the same strategic thought process that large companies do.

9 essential sales steps you need to grow your SaaS startup

Inside Intercom

In the early stages of most SaaS startups’ lives, the CEO or founder often acts as the initial head of sales. The post 9 essential sales steps you need to grow your SaaS startup appeared first on Inside Intercom.

Miro CMO Barbra Gago on rebranding a hypergrowth startup

RealtimeBoard

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 […].

Announcing New Courses: Achieving Product-Market Fit for Startups and Startup Business Plan

Spice Catalyst

Achieving Product-Market Fit for Startups and Startup Business Plan for Startups and Entrepreneurs, Incubators, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors, New Products and/or Major Revisions. Marketing New Courses Product Market Startup Business Plan startups

MVP is not Just for Startups: The Importance of Finding Your Company's MVP

Generation Focus

Isn’t this approach only for lean startups? The Truth About Minimum Viable Product Research Large companies should look at what their neighborhood lean startup does before they release a product. What comes to mind when you think of Uber? Probably a fully developed feature-rich app.