How do you go from from zero to startup success? How do you find product market fit, growth channels, and build a rockstar team?
In Minimally Viable, we interview founders, VCs, advisors, and mentors on exactly those questions.
We are Jonathan and Kevin, founders at Polar, an early-stage EdTech startup. The questions we discuss with our guests are exactly the questions that keep us busy at Polar.
We go deep into topics directly relevant for any tech founder and those aspiring to be one - finding an idea, iterating on product market fit, prioritizing and iterating on features, conducting user research and feedback, building an MVP, growing at an early stage, finding exponential growth channels, building a team and hiring, and more.
For more details about Polar, visit getpolarized.io and follow us on Twitter at @getpolarized
Minimally Viable E23 - Russ Heddleston, Founder at DocSend on being a serial entrepreneur, his learnings from multiple successful exits, and fundraising successfully
In today's episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Russ Heddleston, Head of Commercial at DropBox for DocSend. Russ initially co-founded DocSend in 2013 focused on helping sales teams find and share documents that close deals. DocSend was acquired by DropBox in March 2021 for $165M and shares his perspective on the acquisition process. Russ started his journey as a PM Intern at Dropbox in 2010 and already sold his first startup to Facebook in 2011. We talk about his personal journey of becoming an entrepreneur, the story of DocSend, how to raise, investor relations, and the role of an entrepreneur in an early-stage startup
Minimally Viable E22 - Samuel Bosch, founder of Assist-o on founding a company during the pandemic and building it while pursuing a PhD simultaneously
In today's episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Samuel Bosch, PhD candidate at MIT and founder of Assist-O. Assist-O is a company for remote staffing. It offers remote support to individuals and companies in the development, marketing, design, executive assistance, IT, and more. Samuel started his career as an intern at the D.E. Shaw Group, turned to an academic career, and ended up co-founding Assist-O while pursuing his PhD in CS and Electrical Engineering. We talk about his personal journey of becoming an entrepreneur and the story of Assist-O, changing the business model, opportunities in a crisis, sales, hiring developers, and outsourcing.