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    • Ducksboardbuilding an Internet startup in Spain (from a coders point of view) aitor@ducksboard.com @aitorciki on twitter
    • What is Ducksboard?
    • What is Ducksboard?● its a web-based dashboard...
    • What is Ducksboard?● its a web-based dashboard...● to display SaaS / your own metrics...
    • What is Ducksboard?● its a web-based dashboard...● to display SaaS / your own metrics...● with heavy focus on UX...
    • What is Ducksboard?● its a web-based dashboard...● to display SaaS / your own metrics...● with heavy focus on UX...● huge bet on REAL real-time updates...
    • What is Ducksboard?● its a web-based dashboard...● to display SaaS / your own metrics...● with heavy focus on UX...● huge bet on REAL real-time updates...● and much more in the near future!
    • Who are we?
    • Who are we? Diego Mariño Serial Entrepreneur, CEO ● proudly dropped out from CS and MBA! ● Abiquo founder ($15M in international funding)
    • Who are we? Diego Mariño Serial Entrepreneur, CEO ● proudly dropped out from CS and MBA! ● Abiquo founder ($15M in international funding) Jan Urbański Database Guru, CTO ● PostgreSQL contributor superpowers! ● Core Team leader at Flumotion
    • Who are we? Diego Mariño Serial Entrepreneur, CEO ● proudly dropped out from CS and MBA! ● Abiquo founder ($15M in international funding) Jan Urbański Database Guru, CTO ● PostgreSQL contributor superpowers! ● Core Team leader at Flumotion Aitor Guevara A nice guy..., CTO ● link between Diego and Jan ● Web Team leader at Flumotion
    • Why starting a company?
    • Why starting a company?● we all were in the same place at the same time
    • Why starting a company?● we all were in the same place at the same time● Jan and Aitor wanted to change jobs
    • Why starting a company?● we all were in the same place at the same time● Jan and Aitor wanted to change jobs● we were looking for our ideal company...
    • Why starting a company?● we all were in the same place at the same time● Jan and Aitor wanted to change jobs● we were looking for our ideal company...● … which didnt seem to exist!
    • Why starting a company?● we all were in the same place at the same time● Jan and Aitor wanted to change jobs● we were looking for our ideal company...● … which didnt seem to exist!● we had the money to back an adventure :)
    • The principles
    • The principles● lean startup (iterate fast, validate, MVP)
    • The principles● lean startup (iterate fast, validate, MVP)● small team
    • The principles● lean startup (iterate fast, validate, MVP)● small team● build a culture of transparency
    • The principles● lean startup (iterate fast, validate, MVP)● small team● build a culture of transparency● competition? be better!
    • The principles● lean startup (iterate fast, validate, MVP)● small team● build a culture of transparency● competition? be better!● keep it fun, for fucks sake
    • The USA incubators chronicles
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator...
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator... rejected
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator... rejected● TechStars NYC...
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator... rejected● TechStars NYC... rejected
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator... rejected● TechStars NYC... rejected● AngelPad...
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator... rejected● TechStars NYC... rejected● AngelPad... rejected
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator... rejected● TechStars NYC... rejected● AngelPad... rejected● SeedCamp...
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator... rejected● TechStars NYC... rejected● AngelPad... rejected● SeedCamp... finalists
    • The USA incubators chronicles● Y Combinator... rejected● TechStars NYC... rejected● AngelPad... rejected● SeedCamp... finalists
    • Launch early!
    • Launch early!● private beta after ~4 months
    • Launch early!● private beta after ~4 months● 3.5K users / 8K beta subscriptions
    • Launch early!● private beta after ~4 months● 3.5K users / 8K beta subscriptions● 10K widgets
    • Launch early!● private beta after ~4 months● 3.5K users / 8K beta subscriptions● 10K widgets● lots of spotted bugs and feedback
    • Launch early!● private beta after ~4 months● 3.5K users / 8K beta subscriptions● 10K widgets● lots of spotted bugs and feedback● but some drawbacks too!
    • Seed funding
    • Seed funding● many Internet investors in Spain
    • Seed funding● many Internet investors in Spain● the MBA-paradox
    • Seed funding● many Internet investors in Spain● the MBA-paradox● terms are everything!
    • Seed funding● many Internet investors in Spain● the MBA-paradox● terms are everything!● choose well
    • Grow the team
    • Grow the team● pending work accumulates
    • Grow the team● all commits: 2195● commits on weekends: 612● commits between 22:00 and 6:00: 332● off-hours commit ratio: 43.01%
    • Grow the team● pending work accumulates● learn to delegate
    • Grow the team● pending work accumulates● learn to delegate● hire someone you can trust
    • Grow the team● pending work accumulates● learn to delegate● hire someone you can trust● integrate and motivate!
    • Build a culture!
    • Build a culture!● measure your success
    • Build a culture!● measure your success● replenish vital forces
    • Build a culture!● measure your success● replenish vital forces● work hard
    • Build a culture!● measure your success● replenish vital forces● work hard● take pride in what you do :)
    • And thats it! Questions?
    • Thanks for listening!Get yours at ducksboard.com!