Product-market fit can be a difficult, yet essential milestone to achieve as an early-stage startup. Hitting PMF signals to investors and others that there is evidently demand for your product, and that you are focused on building the best possible solution. In order to make this happen, it’s often necessary to go above and beyond in terms of designing a good product – ensuring that it meets the needs of your target market. Moreover, companies that achieve PMF often take an iterative approach when developing their products – testing different iterations against customer feedback in order to continually improve Upon reaching this stage however, don’t rest on your laurels. continue innovating
David Thacker is a general partner at Greylock Partners, one of the largest venture capital firms in the world. Recognized as a thought leader and expert in business growth acceleration through digital technology, he has played an instrumental role in the success of some of the leading tech companies including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Pinterest. David will be discussing how to create a powerful PMF and identify key early-stageategories in order to maximize your startup’s potential.
One of the best ways to ensure a product will sell is to find a market for it. In this seminar, keynote speaker and entrepreneur Thacker will share the basics of how to identify and hit product-market fit. Although this may seem like an easy task, it can be difficult to execute correctly if done incorrectly. Mr. Thacker has extensive experience in building businesses during tough times, so he is likely to talk about why finding PMF is especially important when there are negative economic indicators present.
Thacker’s knows the products and markets he covers, and is more than qualified to help you find product-market fit now. With his guidance, you’ll be able to identify your target market, create a well-defined product, and make the necessary business decisions to succeed.
David Thacker has a history of investing in startups that are tackling big problems, like productivity tools, front office software, and vertical SaaS. He knows that during hard times, people need better ways to manage their time and get more out of their lives. His investment portfolio includes companies like Magical ( maker of the popular time-tracking app Asana), Instawork (an easy-to-use interface for internetworked teamwork), Curated (the easiest way to find new and interesting books), Pragma (a games company that brings puzzle games to mobile devices) – all of which are helping people work smarter and better in tough times.
Thacker’s experience and expertise in building and launching successful technology products makes him a valuable asset to any organization. With his experience in online advertising, social networking, e-commerce and gaming, Thacker has the knowledge to help organizations become more technologically advanced while also driving growth.
startups often invest heavily in R&D, with the hope of releasing a product that is successful and generates revenue. However, it can be difficult to properly allocate resources towards research while also ensuring that the product is ready for market. How can startup teams best manage their R&D spend?