Suhail Doshi

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

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Some founders fear charging their users for their product early on. I think it happens out of fear that it's premature & worry it might demotivate them. But I think it's much worse to toil on the wrong thing & waste precious minutes of your life. Use Venmo/PayPal & test!

2

One tell-tale sign things are starting to go well in a startup is when you finally have users using the product more than you do. Particularly when the product is something you want too.

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Every time I start to feel a little doubt about the company succeeding, I've always found that having users try the product & getting feedback was more than enough to keep my optimism. As long as the problems are solvable & sufficiently painful, it's just a matter of time.

4

The most helpful conversations I've had when building a startup are the ones with smart people that *don't* like my idea. Having the curiosity to learn about the future they perceive has always led me to learn something I didn't previously understand well enough but needed to.

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