Steve Blank. Customer Development. Como sobrevivir tu negocio al testeo del cliente, pivotar y salir exitoso.
Teams that build continuous customer discovery into their DNA will become smarter than their investors, and build more successful companies.
Awhile back I blogged about Ashwin, one of my ex-students wanted to raise a seed round to build Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) with a Hyper-spectral camera and fly it over farm fields collecting hyper-spectral images. These images, when processed with his company’s proprietary algorithms, would be able to tell farmers how healthy their plants were, whether there were diseases or bugs, whether there was enough fertilizer, and enough water.
(When computers, GPS and measurement meet farming, the category is called «precision agriculture.» I see at least one or two startup teams a year in this space.)
At the time I pointed out to Ashwin that his minimum viable product was actionable data to farmers and not the drone. I suggested that to validate their minimum…
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