Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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.

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.
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. -

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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