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Product and Design Processes for Remote Teams - Knowledge Sharing.


Mike Knoop is cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Zapier, which was in the YC Summer 2012 batch. Zapier moves information between your web apps automatically.
https://twitter.com/mikeknoop
https://zapier.com


Kevin Hale is a Visiting Partner at YC. Before YC Kevin was the cofounder of Wufoo, which was funded by YC in 2006 and acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011.
https://twitter.com/ilikevests
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. -
https://twitter.com/craigcannon

Knowledge shared:-

  • Kevin's intro
  • Mike's intro
  • How Mike and Kevin met
  • Market sizing for consumer software
  • Zapier's growth strategy today vs 2012
  • Jumpstarting a platform like Zapier
  • Building an app directory before building a product
  • Applying to YC twice
  • Zapier after Demo Day
  • Zapier's first remote hire
  • Remote companies not being perceived as legitimate
  • Noticing remote was working then committing
  • Qualities to look for when hiring remote employees
  • Nina Mehta asks - What’s the best way to share work and knowledge across designers working on different parts of product without distracting from focused working time?
  • Remote mistakes in the early days
  • When to change modes of communication to allow for deep work
  • When to ask for someone's full attention
  • Product and design practices at Zapier
  • OKRs for teams vs individuals
  • Tools for remote teams
  • No internal email at Zapier
  • Keeping morale high in a remote team
  • What happens at a Zapier retreat
  • Remote design critiques
  • Serendipity and over optimizing for it
  • Setting up a remote company for success

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