Garry Tan

Garry Tan quotes on mvp

Founder Initialized. PM/designer/eng turned Forbes Midas List Top 100 VC in startups worth over $40B, before product-market fit.

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There’s a direct relationship between how deep your minimum viable product must be and how crowded your market is— Novel? Release what is new first. Iterate. Crowded? Focus on what is novel—you must be clearly better than some of the alternatives for some customers even if few.

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If you're trying to figure out your minimum viable product and deciding between a/ feature parity with alternatives and b/ new features nobody else does, always prioritize B, but also realize you have to do the minimum set of A that would allow someone to stick with you.

3

One of the most valuable and rare traits a founder can possess is knowing when the product is imperfect but usable vs. unshippable garbage.

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