Founders look back fondly on the moment they landed their first customer. The individual that believed in their product enough to pull out their wallet, giving hope that people might actually care.
Hear the stories of this seminal moment in the life of a startup from accomplished…
Believe in me
Your first customer will come one of two ways:
- A person will believe in you, and buy
- A person will…
I asked: “How does the Yahoo acquisition of Tumblr make sense?”
Jason’s response: “It turns out, there’s a lot of money in the world. The money is bored. Money wants to be spent! Money is intended to be gambled. These are big numbers, but these are big companies.”
Soccer, Vernon, BC
My wife brought me back a few beers from Portland.
Just a few.
She’s the best.
When design doesn’t matter…
You’ve built a better looking CMS; so what? How does that help me, as a business owner, close more deals? You want to build a better looking Craigslist? Will it load faster on my 3G phone? If not, why would I bother?
Justin Jackson is spot on. Solve problems and provide solutions.
Haven’t we seen this before?
1999: Yahoo buys publishing platform based on animated GIFs, $3.6B
2013: Yahoo buys publishing platform based on animated GIFs, $1.1B