Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on product market fit

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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1

Things you don't need to launch your product: a great name, a one-word domain, a beautiful logo, an ever better website, brilliant copy, perfect code, custom illustrations, shiny buttons, optimized CSS… Things you do need: a product that solves a problem for someone. That's it.

2

Make a product people love, and make it super easy for them to delete their accounts. Build a company people want to work for, and make it super easy for them to leave. Anything else delays the inevitable.

3

If you want your product to be really, really great, it has to be really, really focused. Minimize surface area to maximize polish.

4

Great customer support will get you: - A cult following - A better product through customer feedback - A humbled team It might be more important than having a great product!

5

Don’t launch something too pretty. It may lead you to thinking you have product-market fit but you may actually just have design-designers fit.

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If you’re having a hard time: - Raising money - Hiring people - Getting customers The problem may not be in your ability to fundraise, hire, or sell. Those are symptoms. The problem is probably more fundamental: lack of growth, lack of product-market fit, you.

7

Everyone talks about product-market fit but more essential is founder-customer fit.

8

Post product-market fit product strategy: What’s the worst part of your product? Make that better. What’s the new worst part of your product? Make that better.

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