Thanks to ridiculous tax and legal incentives, Dublin has become the favorite destination for multinational tech giants. It will also become the next EU startup central, attracting the attention of key players like TheMasters.io.
When your revenue relies on customers renewing their subscription every month, you have no choice but to view them as people. Their patience is limited, their loyalty is only as big as yours, and relying on word-of-mouth marketing makes their good word worth every minute spent on nurturing the relationship.
When Slack exploded in 2014, most of its soon-to-be customers were still using email and post-its for internal communication. (And supposedly pagers, fax-modems and telegrams). HipChat was dominating the business chat market and ChatOps was a foreign and experimental concept – even though HipChat was already doing it.
Searching for a software house means a lot of work, but still less than building your own development team – it just takes a lot of careful research. And even after you’ve spent days going through portfolios and analyzing websites, you might still have doubts if the team that made a bunch of beautiful apps is actually the team that should build your app.
MVP is a very popular buzzword these days, similar to growth hacking or big data – startup owners are talking about building MVPs all the time, but to be honest, most of them don’t know what it really means. A good MVP is the first step to success, a right way to verify your ideas at low cost and to find out what your customers really expect.