Nate has some great stories and insights to share from his experience as the founder of two YCombinator startup companies.
What you’ll discover in this show:
- Why you want to build a company that solves your problems.
- Why you need to truly care about the problem you’re solving.
- What Nate learned from the unexpected lack of interest he received from angel investors at YCombinator’s Demo Day.
- Why you want to sell your product before your finished.
- The indicator during the sales process you need that lets you know you’re on track.
- How Nate discovered the importance of passion and excitement, and how it carries him through the process.
- Why you want to ask, “What’s my purpose?” before you start.
- Why building software that intrigued Nate was software that didn’t intrigue the world.
- How he learned to find the true problems worth solving.
- Why Nate said it’s really hard to solve other people’s problems.
- How he’s using these strategies to make Highrise better and easier to use for his clients.
- How Nate uses the basis of Sherlock Holmes to become better with what he does.
- Why Nate doesn’t find logic as the best indicator to follow.
- When you should trust your gut and instincts.
- How marketing events won’t build a business.
- How he discovered the importance of long-term audience building.
- The importance of unique ways to communicate new feature releases to your clients.
- How Nate is learning and working through the challenges after becoming CEO at Highrise.
- Why Nate asks, “Am I working on a real problem or am I working on something that I just find curious?”
- The importance of a good mentor or teacher.