| ||Ask HN: Found someone building my SaaS idea, does that mean idea is validated?|
4 points by laurencei 1594 days ago | hide | past | web | 11 comments | favorite |
|I'm about to start development on a new SaaS idea. The 'market' is not new, there are already some products out there - but they are crap.|
I was planning on doing a landing page, and 'testing' the idea to confirm there is a need for a newer/better product.
I just found a competitor who is doing exactly what I'm planning on. They have a cool landing page, and an open beta.
Does this validate my idea? Should I just jump in and build the MVP product?
I am aware that it might be the blind leading the blind if they did not 'test' the idea themselves - but given the market already exists - I'm thinking it should be reasonably safe?
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