I was reading an interview with one of the founders of StumbleUpon when I realized a lot can be learned from their experiences.
It all started with a pain that they were experiencing. Search engines were very useful, but they were not effective at discovering new websites. With technical ability and a well-planned vision, the founders were able to convert their idea into a product.
There were other aspects that led to the success of StumbleUpon. Garrett Camp says that good Web 2.0 businesses all start with a great idea. He also says that the best thing when starting a new business is working with friends and people you trust.
An interview with Justin LaFrance from StumbleUpon shows that “Keep[ing] your costs down, get constant feedback, develop incrementally,” are the be insights for starting your own Web 2.0 project.
- “A great product is absolutely the most important thing”
- Work with friends and people you trust
- Keep your costs down
- Get constant feedback
- Develop incrementally