| ||Ask HN: Your best advice when scouting customer dev interviewees.|
4 points by blizkreeg on July 6, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments |
|I'm working on something new and unlike in the past when I'd dive in straight into product development, I really want to take the time to validate the problem and hear why it wouldn't work (if that's the case!). I'm determined not to repeat mistakes of the past.|
I'm realizing that the ideal person who I'd like to interview/validate pain-point with is CEO/COO/someone in a similar capacity. The reason is that my idea falls in a space (more effective collaboration in companies) that concerns them the most - ensuring knowledge is being shared and discussions are taking place across-the-company.
Reaching out to CEOs of well-known mid-stage startups on LinkedIn though seems daunting - not because they may ignore the email but because I wonder if this may just be too cold and ineffective a way.
What has worked for you when starting cold and prospecting interviewees (at the highest levels) for your customer interviews (pre-product)?
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