I recently came across this infographic about startup founders.
Before starting to work on seevl, I would probably thought that this was either nuts and/or unrealistic: too many things, different skill-sets, lack of focus, etc. But I’ve actually realised that, during the last 7 days, I’ve:
- Interacted with users to gather product feedback
- Posted job offers, reviewed CV and done interviews
- Learned about RabbitMQ and deployed it between EC2 instances
- Met with solicitors to complete a fundraising round
- Pitched the company, adjusted our deck
- Debugged cross-domain jQuery calls on Firefox
- Dived into market research and studied related reports
- Tracked analytics, checked metrics, and analysed conversion funnels
- Brainstormed about marketing and customer acquisition strategy
- Sent tons of e-mails
After all, this infographic seems to be the perfect representation of what’s a founder’s life in an early stage start-up. It reminds me a quote from Emilie Olson that I’ve read in the excellent “Do more faster”:
It’s like I’m walking into a final exam every day that is composed of essay questions on topics I’ve never studied
Obviously, that’s challenging. But super exciting at the same time.