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Find out how successful startups got their 1st users

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Andrew Allsop@andrewallsop
Good idea but a little light on content.
Lucas Lazaro@lucaslazaro · UX Researcher at TaqtileBr
@andrewallsop Thought so too, the stories are too shallow and provide little insight into how the startups actually got their early adopters. The references are good though!
Andrew Bernstein@andreoidb · Founder @ Rapid Realtor Leads
@andrewallsop Agreed. The content is super light, and provides little more than a one paragraph summary on the what the companies did. Didn't find it useful at all
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@andrewallsop agree. This article by @theunixbeard goes into a lot more detail on how we started Product Hunt: Product Hunt’s Rise: An Overnight Success 1,834 Days in the Making
Andrew Allsop@andrewallsop
@theunixbeard @rrhoover Thanks Ryan, I've not seen this before. There's Growth Hacker's Growth Studies too which are really good - https://growthhackers.com/growth... I've no doubt a book on this subject would be a huge success.
Matt McSpiritt@mmcspiritt · Founder & CEO, Squabble
@andrewallsop @andreoidb I think it would be beneficial to include a summary and then links to founders talking about their MVP/acquiring first users themselves (ex. Brian Chesky interviews about AirBnB are on YouTube).
Liandy Hardikoesoemo
Maker
@liandy213 · UC Davis Computer Science '17
@andrewallsop Thank you for the feedback! I will definitely add more info into the upcoming contents.
Liandy Hardikoesoemo
Maker
@liandy213 · UC Davis Computer Science '17
@andrewallsop @andreoidb That was exactly the initial concept of this project: to provide a quick glance on how companies got their first users. I'll put more information into the upcoming entries since it's a popular demand.
Kiyani@kilions · "insert a cool title"
@andrewallsop so much information!
Mike Williams@yoroomie · Thinkbox.io
Agree with the other comments about needing more depth. Great concept though and a huge need for this type of resource! Maybe I'll submit some content on case studies I've done 🤔
Daniel Njoo@daniel_njoo · current student, future (?)
@yoroomie please do! this is obviously crowd-sourcing dependent
Liandy Hardikoesoemo
Maker
@liandy213 · UC Davis Computer Science '17
@yoroomie Hi Mike, thanks for the feedback. Feel free add more into the list (thinkbox.io to start with? :)).
Tarun Gangwani@tarungangwani · Product, grokstream.com
Looking forward to seeing Enterprise SaaS use cases.
Liandy Hardikoesoemo
Maker
@liandy213 · UC Davis Computer Science '17
@tarungangwani I will add a more diverse entries into the list.
Ryan Hashemi@ryanhashemi · Co-Founder / Growth Strategy at RISE9
Would love a more fleshed out version of these snippets. Hard to glean much from a couple of sentences!
Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
Every company is the same way to get users. Beg, Borrow, and Steal Dope 🚬🚬