Suhail Doshi

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Founder MightyApp + Mixpanel. Pizzatarian, programmer, & music maker.

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I am pretty sure the biggest difference between a startup and a large company is the anxiousness one feels if they haven’t shipped something meaningful in a week. In a large company it is totally acceptable for an 6+ mo project to not ship. That cannot happen in a startup.

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Startups vs 1K+ company: Two co-founders: “Hey, what you do think of doing X? Sounds good but maybe tweak it by doing Y?” Bigger co: Write internal doc Send doc to mailing list Everyone from mktg to legal chimes in VP reviews Features get added Re-org occurs Ships 1 yr later

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One of the advantages of a startup is you can focus all your energy into "Does anyone want this?", "Does it solve a valuable problem" instead of "How will this scale?", "Will the mktg team be happy?", "How do we price it?", "Is this consistent?" that larger co are encumbered by.

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