Surge is running a series of learning sessions designed for founders who are laying their company’s foundations and raising early-stage funding. Each session we’ll cover a different topic that is essential for early-stage founders’ company-building journey.
In an attempt to look at the larger picture, many startups end up trying to solve too many problems for too many customers when they build their first prototype . This can derail their efforts to build a minimum viable product (MVP). The best approach is to keep it simple and focus on solving key customer issues – even if that means iterating your product continuously.
What you’ll get from this session:
- The importance of starting simple and remaining hyper-focussed. The solution lies in your key insight into the customer’s problem that your product aims to solve.
- Why solving your core customer problem first will help in the larger scheme of things.
- Build enough to make sure you get return customers.
- How iterating is key for software or any other endeavour .The ability to refine your product quickly can be your strength.
We recommend you read up on OODA Loops before the session so you can get the most out of this webinar.
We want to keep this session interactive, so we are offering limited slots to startup founders only.
? When? 11 August 2021, 11.30am – 1.00 pm IST / 1.00 – 2.30 pm WIB / 2.00 – 3.30 pm SGT
? Where? Online (We all are #stayingathome)
When I left India to work in Silicon Valley in 2003, the engineering talent in India was clearly a step behind the US. When I moved back a decade later, everything had changed. Zynga had hired me to build out their cloud engineering infrastructure, and I originally planned to hire a small, senior team in the US that would oversee a larger, more junior team in India. When I started looking around Bangalore, it was clear that the level of learning had dramatically changed and that engineers in India had gotten really good at building large systems. In the end, I put a significant part of the team in Bangalore – and moved back to India, too.
When I graduated college in 1999, working at a ‘bigco’ and paying your dues was something everyone was expected to do. I joined a startup instead. I went on to work at seven different startups over my engineering career before I joined Sequoia India & Southeast Asia, which became Peak XV Partners in 2023. And now I get to work with and help startup founders everywhere, which I absolutely love.