Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:01 AM EST
By: Keith Ledgerwood
As the search for missing flight Malaysian Airlines flight 370 drags on into the 10th day, so many questions continue to remain unanswered about how and why the airliner could have disappeared while seemingly under the control of a…
Understanding where a startup is in their lifecycle allows us to assess progress. The startup lifecycle is made of 6 stages of development, where each stage is made up of levels of substages. This creates a directed tree structure and allows for more granular assessment by being able to pinpoint the main drivers of progress at each stage.
The 6 Stages
Purpose: Startups are focused on validating whether they are solving a meaningful problem and whether anybody would hypothetically be interested in their solution.
Events: Founding team is formed, many customer interviews are conducted, value proposition is found, minimally viable products are created, team joins an accelerator or incubator, Friends and Family financing round, first mentors & advisors come on board.
Time: 5-7 months (average for all types)
Purpose: Startups are looking to get early validation that people are interested in their product through the exchange of money or attention.
Events: refinement of core features, initial user growth, metrics and analytics implementation, seed funding, first key hires, pivots (if necessary), first paying customers, product market fit.
Time: 3-5 months (average for all types)
Purpose: Startups refine their business model and improve the efficiency of their customer acquisition process. Startups should be able to efficiently acquire customers in order to avoid scaling with a leaky bucket.
Events: value proposition refined, user experienced overhauled, conversion funnel optimized, viral growth achieved, repeatable sales process and/or scalable customer acquisition channels found.
Time: 5-6 months (average for all types)
Purpose: Startups step on the gas pedal and try to drive growth very aggressively.
Events: Large A Round, massive customer acquisition, back-end scalability improvements, first executive hires, process implementation, establishment of departments.
Time: 7-9 months (average for all types)
5) Sustain (not assessed in this report)
6) Conservation (not assessed in this report)
What happens at each stage can vary strongly based on the type of startup.
A collection of random tips for Amazon Web Services (AWS) that I wish I’d been told a few years ago, based on what I’ve learned by building and deploying various applications on AWS.
"Interactivity is the fundamental to dashboards. over the past few years the world of dashboards has moved on from “at-a-glance dashboards”, which just give a summary overview, to “interactive dashboards” which allow the end user to click (or more recently tap) on the screen and navigate their data in an simple, intuitive manner.
The ability to drill-down, pivot, create custom workflows, ask ad-hoc questions combined with great visuals, shows just how far dashboards have come.
Modern dashboards give both a summary of the situation and the ability to easily get more detailed information through simple, intuitive navigation”
What that plate under your coffee cup is actually for
“Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world”
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