Javelin by Lean Startup Machine

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#1 Product of the MonthJune 2018
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Javelin helps you test startup ideas with potential customers and gives you data to guide your decisions.

Record and transcribe customer interviews, test landing pages, and use pre-designed surveys to analyze the most important feedback.

Eight years working with startups around the world. ProductHunt's Founder is 2x alumnus of our workshop.

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Reviews

  • Michael GoldFounder, Holojam
    Pros: 

    If you're looking for a low risk way to test new product innovations, Javelin gives you a framework designed by experts.

    Cons: 

    It will be even more powerful with lots of users. So sign up :)

    Trevor and Grace are well known experts in bringing products from idea to market. This software allows companies to leverage their knowledge and insights at scale.

    I was an early beta user of this product and have worked with Trevor and Grace since 2012.

    Looking forward to seeing the next generation of great ideas and business models that are developed now that Javelin has reached 1.0.

    Michael Gold has used this product for one year.
  • Ray WuCo-Founder, MagicBus.io
    Pros: 

    It's like having a guide to help you fill out the assumptions you want to test

    Cons: 

    I have not gone through the entire interview cycle to have an informed opinion

    I've tried the previous iteration of Javelin and I didn't stick. I'm constantly doing interviews, and I really dig the new structured approach to formulate assumptions and interview directions.

    Ray Wu has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Trevor OwensMaker@to · CEO, Javelin.com
Thanks everyone for checking out Javelin! Would love to answer any questions you have. Making innovative products is difficult. You have to find the right early adopters and solve the right problems in the correct way. Having a business plan is not enough. You need to go out into the real world and talk with your customers to understand who they are and what is causing their current problems. Javelin connects you with customers to interview, while also providing you with tools that make recording, organizing, and analyzing their feedback simple and easy. Setting up a landing page to test your idea isn’t very difficult, but with Javelin, we take this concept a step further. Javelin gives you the ability to test multiple landing pages, track multiple customer acquisition channels, and compare your website copy and conversion rates, in order to provide you with a clear vision to which path will make you and your idea the most successful. On top of all of these features, once you begin your beta testing, Javelin can measure if your product is a MUST HAVE, (hand gesture or tone change) something that people can’t live without, or a NICE TO HAVE, meaning it will be difficult to scale.
AbadesiHiring@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
@to Do the testing strategies work for every type of startup? e.g. tech for good?
Grace NgMaker@uxceo · Designer Founder, Javelin
@to @abadesi Yes, this is a methodology and process that works for any idea. We help connect you to potential customers to interview, help you analyze the interview data and calculate the business metrics for different ideas so you can easily decide which customer to focus on, which is the biggest problem to address, and which is the best solution to solve it.
Tricia Fitzgerald@tricia_fitzgerald · Chair of Social Enterprise Auckland
@to Does your testing work in any other country outside of the US? We're in New Zealand and it's a different market.
Trevor OwensMaker@to · CEO, Javelin.com
@tricia_fitzgerald Hi Tricia, you can use Javelin anywhere in the world. For the On-Demand Interviews, there are many customers in the database in the Australia/New Zealand area. I'm not sure the exact number offhand but I will look into it for you! Also--we don't have the ability to target by location yet, but that will be coming very soon.
Zeeshan Ejaz Bhatti@shandotpk · CTO / APIMATIC
@tricia_fitzgerald @to I am from NZ and using it just fine.
Grace NgMaker@uxceo · Designer Founder, Javelin
Hi everyone, thanks for checking out Javelin! Javelin is a platform that guides you through turning your ideas into successful new startups. This is based on our experience teaching entrepreneurs for the past 8 years. It's been a tough journey to figure out how to simplify the startup process into tools that anyone can use, but we finally did it! We're making Javelin super useful to entrepreneurs building their products and would love your feedback on how to improve it. Go ahead, start using it today for free!
Jan Smejkal@jsmejky · Co-Director Startup Grind
This product can be a game-changer for thousands and millions of entrepreneurs worldwide... well done, team Javelin.com!
Trevor OwensMaker@to · CEO, Javelin.com
@jsmejky thanks Jan, this is EXACTLY what we hope to see Javelin accomplish!
Jason Saltzman@saltzmanjason · Founder & CEO Alley
I have been working with early stage startups for the past seven years. Having a tool that can assist with validating your assumptions before you spend your time and money is SUPER helpful. Trevor and Grace have become experts in the field and watching them work over the years has been an influence on the way I mentor and work with startups. This product is a must try! Great work!
Trevor OwensMaker@to · CEO, Javelin.com
@saltzmanjason Thank you Jason! Couldn't have survived without your support over the years. AND hosting our launch parties at ALLEY was incredible. Sending you love from Shanghai.
Grace NgMaker@uxceo · Designer Founder, Javelin
@saltzmanjason Thanks for your support and all that YOU do for the startup community. Much love
Kumy Veluppillai@koomerang1
This makes testing ideas as easy. Perhaps even too easy! Great work @Grace @Trevor
Trevor OwensMaker@to · CEO, Javelin.com
Grace NgMaker@uxceo · Designer Founder, Javelin
@grace @trevor @koomerang1 Haha thanks, that's the intention!