About The Talk
Paul Graham, Co-founder of Y Combinator often writes that a successful startup will only work if you build something people want. And to know if you’re building something people want, you need to talk to your users.
User feedback and interviews will give you the best info that will help you price, develop, and grow your product.
But sometimes getting customer feedback can be really hard, and knowing how to use the info you get from that feedback can be even harder.
To dive into this, we’re excited to chat with Dan Manian, Co-founder of Donut, a startup that helps create connections between coworkers. They recently raised $12 million in total funding, led by Accel and with participation from Bloomberg Beta, FirstMark, Slack Fund and various angel investors.
We’re going to dive into how Dan and his team have used user feedback to guide their growth at Donut. We’ll dive into
Ways to collect user feedback
How to use that information to inform your marketing and product decisions
Questions you should ask that will help you learn the most about your customers
Co-founder & CEO of Donut
After spending years working in product at fast-growing startups, Dan cofounded Donut to help teams foster cultures of connectivity and collaboration. When he’s not working on Donut, you can find him playing music for business with his band, Mobile Steam Unit and teaching a lean startup course at Brown University.
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