📈 Grew from a 100 ➜ 200 signups in a week! AMA (jk)

Pierre Kraus
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Last week Telios reached a 100 signups, a week later we doubled the # of signups for our waitlist. We kept on focusing on non-scalable actions and gained a strong momentum (on our scale). It's not a long-term strategy for sure, but it helps to demonstrate the interest people show in our product. It builds credibility! Next target ➜ 250 signups 👊 Go Check Us Out

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Dawn Veltri
👏👏👏
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Pierre Kraus
Business Analyst @Telios
@dawn_veltri1 Thanks!!!
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Janinah
Business Analyst in Leamington Spa UK.
Congrats! However, I'm curious what do you mean by non- scalable actions?
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Pierre Kraus
Business Analyst @Telios
@janinah Thanks! My teammate @youreka listened to a startup podcast (online course) Alpe Audio and they suggested to start by building your user base using non scalable actions. Non scalable actions are ways to get new users but that are too time consuming if you keep operating this way. In my case this is how I did it: - Privately messaging people to have feedback on our product (landing page, explainer video, copywriting...). - Meeting people in person through networking & entrepreneurial events. - Joining online communities and interacting 1 on 1. - Cold messaging people asking to check us out to potentially arouse their curiosity. Hope it helps :)
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Janinah
Business Analyst in Leamington Spa UK.
@pierre_kraus Ahh that makes a lot of sense. Thank you for taking the time to reply
Pierre Kraus
Business Analyst @Telios
@janinah Anytime!
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Misha Krunic
Congratulations!
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Pierre Kraus
Business Analyst @Telios
Kiran Kanakadandi (yugahq.com)
Building an Employee Retention SaaS
Congrats! Can you tell us a bit about your product, target market and what the non-scalable things where?
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Pierre Kraus
Business Analyst @Telios
@kirank5a Thanks! Telios is a private & secure email service. It gives its users complete ownership of their personal. This is made possible because: - Users' data is stored on their local devices - Emails flow through a peer-to-peer network, which means that every node (devices) act like a server & a client and when connected to the network data flows directly between the sender & the receiver and doesn't touch any other hardware. For the target market, less than 1% of the email market uses a private email provider. So, our first focus is on the 1%. However, users' growing concerns about their personal data and the new regulations (GDPR, CCPA etc) demonstrate the growth potential of the privacy market. For the non-scalable things I: - Privately messaged people to have feedback on our product (landing page, explainer video, copywriting...). - Met people in person through networking & entrepreneurial events. - Joined online communities and interacting 1 on 1. - Cold messaged people asking to check us out to potentially arouse their curiosity.
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Kiran Kanakadandi (yugahq.com)
Building an Employee Retention SaaS
@pierre_kraus -- thanks for the details! Product sounds great! Indeed, private email is an emerging market and the hardware-free distributed storage sounds new. All the best!
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Pierre Kraus
Business Analyst @Telios
@kirank5a Appreciate the support! And yes, I believe for the only peer-to-peer email service right now.
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Nishith from PLG Works
Founder, PLG Works
Pierre! That's smart. I'm a big fan of doing non-scalable things early on. Wondering what's your next goal and when are you launching?
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Pierre Kraus
Business Analyst @Telios
@nishith_shah Thanks! And, the next goal is to keep on growing the waitlist using non-scalable things until the pre-launch, before scaling. We're are launching the closed beta for those who joined the waitlist in a couple of weeks. We will open the beta after that.
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Nishith from PLG Works
Founder, PLG Works
@pierre_kraus Good luck!
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Tunku Ozair
Hi 👋. Trying something new here.
Congratz!
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Building mnd
Nice! 🤩📈
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