What is the single most important factor you look for when building an MVP?

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Wael Khattar
Co-Founder of Anachron Technologies.
I define the problem, and I make sure my MVP solves that problem in the fastest, cheapest way possible. The thought process goes: Ok this is one way to solve the problem, what's a faster, cheaper way? On repeat, ask people around you, then ask the question again.
Co-founder of ricotta.team
@wael_khattar1 Pretty straight forward, how has this approach worked out?
Prachi Gupta
Helping startups crack Market Research
@wael_khattar1 Love the iteration to find the faster, cheaper way. At the problem definition stage, are you doing market insight research or do you use another method to narrow down on the problem you're going to go after?
vivek kumar
too small for me
@wael_khattar1 How cheap? Any numbers to build anything in general?
Alexander Moen
McSmartyPants.com Customer Eval + AI = $
I recently heard a different version of this term that I really like: Minimum Buyable Product. What is the smallest thing you can build and get people to buy? Nothing else really matters and is conjecture until you get other people giving you money, so use that as your north star.
Co-founder of ricotta.team
@alexander_moen Interesting take! This metric works for all early stage startups.
Abel G. weldu
Head of Product @Gebeya INC
@alexander_moen This is pure gold of an advice.
Dawn Veltri
Director of Marketing @ RAEK
Prachi Gupta
Helping startups crack Market Research
@alexander_moen @alexander_moen Love it! Minimum Buyable Product
Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
When I'm building the MVP, I'm looking for a factor that can give enough value and get traction.
Akash Bhadange
Co-founder @ Peerlist.io
Function over form
Waqar Wasti
Product Manager @ SaaStock
The adaptability of processes. How quickly and cheaply can you change how things work is super important I'd be curious to hear what people think on low vs high fidelity of a product Cheers!
christian graves
building wtfh ๐Ÿ”ฎ + lmbk โœจ
great responses here... as far as lmbk + wtfh products we've worked to build community (discord) around prelaunches and conduct discovery w/ many of the community members who are engaged from the earliest stages of our prelaunch this guides the design/prod decisions we make always geared towards increasing velocity to ๐Ÿš€ + cohort retention
Siddhesh Lokare
Building Wylo
Delta E: Change in Efficiency.
Mavlonbek Muratov
Building Researchai.co
Will Perlmutter
I'm a user researcher at Usersnap
iterative feedback at every step along the way. finding out how your potential customers actually experience your MVP will be the light at the end of every tunnel when it isn't clear what to do next. listen to them, let them guide you, and don't ever build too much before you get their take on the matter.
Geetanjali Shrivastava
Educator turned entrepreneur.
Definitely the value - once we have defined the problem, the MVP has to provide enough value for early users to adopt it and give the right inputs & feedback to move to the next stage.
John Radford
Venture product builder @ Borne Digital
Speed to launch
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Helping B2B SaaS startups go from 0 to 1
For MVP/MLP(Minimum Lovable Product) I usually don't prioritise or build first class features which can be executed manually with people involved. Think of MVP like a cool electric truck but driven by pedals. This improves go to market speed considerably for us.
Vikas M
IT Head at GMI
Data understanding