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Who Are The Customers For Your Startup?

05.01.2013
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Silicon Valley builds amazing apps!

We need customers to use our apps

Hopefully we get lots of customers who use our apps!

We can also launch an API, and become a platform

Now we have developers as customers

Now we have our developers customers as customers

We need $$ to operate and scale our platform, APIs and apps

Now we add investors as our customers

Our investors want us to give them ROI with a good exit

Now we have other larger companies as potential customers

Who is the customer of your startup?

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