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Ask HN: How to evaluate product market fit?
1 point by punpunpun 3 days ago. | hide | past | favorite | discuss
There seems to be two camps at this time. One that believes in building a scrappy MxP and showing to the potential users through (HN, PH, Reddit etc.). The other one believes in mocking the MxP as if it exists, getting pre-orders, and iterating over it based on user feedback. Note that second camp does not build it first.

I am wondering with so many multi- million dollar startups over last decade, which method is more viable and successful? How did thousands of companies got momentum yet other tens of thousands tend to struggle.

So question is what is “mostly” right way to evaluate PMF? Since many of you have built startups, I would love to know your approach and mistakes to avoid.

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