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What first time founders should know about starting up Lessons Learned

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  • What first time foundersshould know about starting up

    LessonsLearned

  • About me 10 years experience in high tech and startup companies Co-founder and CEO at Swayy (now SimilarWeb) Contributing writer: TNW, The Marker, Social Media Today, etc. Mentor: Google launchpad and Innonegev

  • Founded inlate 2012.Started as Summer

    Our Story

  • Founded inlate 2012.Started as Summer

    In 2013 pivotedto Swayy

    Our Story

  • Our StoryFounded inlate 2012.Started as Summer

    In 2013 pivotedto Swayy JoinedSimilarWeb

    July 2015

  • 2007CompanyFounded

    250+EmployeesWorldwide

    $65MIn Investments

    So Far

    7GlobalOffices

  • Whats a startup?

  • 1. What its product is,2. Who its customers are,3. How to make money. Dave McClure

    A 'startup' is a companythat is confused about:

  • Product Break things, move fast, measure everything

    More features != better product

    Dont fall in love with your product

  • WHO ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS?

    WHAT IS THEIR PAIN?

    IS YOUR SOLUTION - THE RIGHT ONE?

    Customers

  • $$$ vs. Users

    Dont underestimate the business model

    Is your solution worth paying for?

    How to make money

  • BeingCEO

  • Experienc may seem overrated,its not.

  • FIND A MENTOR.

  • The importance ofbuilding the right team

  • Have aclear vision

  • Startup=

    Growth

  • Competition is a good thing

  • Funding

  • think twice before talking to corp dev teams

  • There is a difference between luck and inertia

  • You can alwayslearn something

  • Share yourknowledgewith others

  • EMBRACEYOUR

    FAILURES

  • Celebrate your successes

  • Dont neglectthe things

    you care about.

  • Startup is a Rollercoaster

  • THANK YOUcontact [email protected]@ohadfrankfurt