Investor Connect Podcast

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Founders need to bring startup mental models to bear on their business.

Here’s a list of key mental models to know:

Least worst option -- use this model when all options are not ideal.

Jobs to be done -- use this model to discover how your product fits into the customer’s workflow.

Minimum viable product -- understanding the bare essential features a customer will pay for.

Product-market fit -- shows your product meets a set of customer requirements in a market. 

Network effects -- the value of the network grows exponentially with the number of participants, so your product value grows with the size of the network.

Economies of scale -- costs decrease as the quantity of units increases by spreading the cost over more customers.

Disruptive innovation -- an innovation that displaces competitors and redefines the industry.

North star -- the one metric that guides decision-making and drives actions by the team.

These are key mental models startup founders need to know.


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