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Before growing your startup : YC Startup Library | Y Combinator
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If your product isn't loved, you might get early users, but growth will get hard later on. Startups are defined by growth, but growth isn't step one in building a great company. If you focus on trying to grow before you make a product people love, you are unlikely to succeed. many founders hurt thei
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  • If your product isn't loved, you might get early users, but growth will get hard later on.
  • Startups are defined by growth, but growth isn't step one in building a great company. If you focus on trying to grow before you make a product people love, you are unlikely to succeed.
  • many founders hurt their companies by focusing on growth too soon.
  • But focusing too heavily on growth before you've built something people love leads to the leaky bucket problem. You can get users to come in the door, but they don't stay, and likely won't return.
  • Your chances of building a giant company are much higher when you have a product that spreads by word of mouth.

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