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Investor Connect Podcast

Investor Connect is for investors interested in learning more about investing in startup and growth stage companies. Experienced investors share their experiences and advice with those who are considering an investment into startups and growth companies. It includes a podcast series of interviews with investors to inform others about the process of funding startups as well as a resource list and a discussion board.  

Topics include sourcing, analyzing, and researching companies. Other topics include valuations, terms Sheets, board of directors, board of advisors, due diligence, syndicates, venture capital, angels, angel networks, family offices, crowdfunding, exits, and more.

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Disclaimer: Hall T. Martin is the Director of Investor Connect which is dedicated to the education of investors for early stage funding. All opinions expressed by Hall and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Investor Connect. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

Oct 28, 2022

Product Development Using IDEO

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

Startups can use the IDEO  method to build out their product development process.

Here are the steps:

Observation -- observe the user and their pain points.

Ideation/brainstorming -- turn the observations into product ideas and use brainstorming to generate multiple variations.

Prototyping -- mock up an example of the proposed product using simplistic approaches such as made-up datasheets, screen interfaces, and cardboard prototypes.

User feedback -- gather user feedback using the prototypes.

Iteration -- use the feedback to iterate on the product and generate more feedback.

Implementation -- take the feedback and develop the first version of the product.

Make sure you capture the feedback in written form for review later.

Continually validate the product with new users.

Launch the product into the market for even more feedback.

The IDEO process works well for products developed around the user.


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