Startups are hard. 90% of startups fail, and four out of five seed-stage startups will never raise a subsequent round. Depending on who you ask, the most common cause for failure is a lack of product/market fit, running out of cash, building an inadequate team, losing out to the competition, or some combination of all of these factors.
You can spend your time worrying about each individual risk – What are our customers saying? Are our investors happy? Is my team productive? What are our competitors doing? – or you can neutralize all of them by optimizing a single aspect of your business: product development.
This is because most common startup pitfalls are simply the result of expensive, slow-moving, development cycles. Consider:
In other words, you can avoid most early-stage challenges by optimizing your development process for flexibility, speed, and affordability.
Flexibility may be the most critical factor. The average salary of a software developer in the Bay Area is $115,000 ($150,000 including employee benefits), which represents 10% of the average seed round. To put that another way, hiring four full-time developers can jeopardize 80% of a startup’s budget in its first two years.
What if there was an on-demand way to build your own full-stack app without writing a line of code? What if you could scale up your development capacity without bringing on full-time staff?
Crowdbotics provides the fastest way to build business-ready apps, features, integrations and more. Early-stage startups depend on building high-quality, flexible, scalable products rapidly, and Crowdbotics offers two ways to achieve this.
By using Crowdbotics, you can improve time to market by over 30% and decrease production costs by over 60%.
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March 16, 2020