Moved on from my journey Foxsy

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My journey was over.
Product hunt and service video
That’s paradise by LL Cool J

For example, this is our daily schedule:

- Stand-up meeting at 6 AM at the kitchen and leave home before 7 AM.
We brainstorm and test a new app that we see news on TechCrunch during our commenting ours.
- Start to work in Starbucks around 7:45 AM until the office opens at 9 AM
- Have lunch around 1 PM. Usually, go to Safeway to get two or three bread pieces for $2.99 and soup for $3.50 and share with other teammates.
- Work at the office until we’re kicked out. It is usually around 9 PM and heads back home to Berkeley
- I usually cook dinner as I am not a software engineer. Software Engineer is the king! The reason is to maximize the product development speed, the rest of the team can spend coding and built the product.
- After dinner, work until 1 AM. We rent a master bedroom. The main bet as a semi-double one is for CTO, and 2nd bedroom, a single one is another software Engineer. Of course, I don’t have a bed and sleep on the couch in the living room. Just once, we didn’t have enough money, so we sold the furniture that I picked up from an old apartment that I lived in before starting a startup.
- After working this life for almost two years. We start to become remotely. We travel together to have an intense team collaboration while having a remote work environment.

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Picked up office stuffs from dormitory. Go collea town to pick up furnitures: i.e., Berkeley
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This was our typical lunch at Safeway.
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Co-Founders’ dinner
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Our first team trip to L.A. when I spoke at the conference
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This day, I remembered the number of new users skylockted. We thought that’s bug.
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First teampic
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The restaurant we had a lunch often in Hong Kong
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Of course, bankbed we stayed.
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Our Hong Kong trip for Zeroth’s demoday. It was great experience
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Before departure from Hong Kong

As the team, what we have achieved:

Traction, Qualitative:

  • We grew from 0 to almost 1 million users, precisely around 950,000 users.
  • Active users: Monthly active users 150,00 and Daily active users 15,000 users
  • Session length is around 15 to 20 minutes
  • Ad conversation rate was 1.7%
  • Feedback from more than 30,000 users
  • The survey from over 5,000 users
  • Interviews with more than 100 power users
  • POCs with a google’s team, Viber, and FC Barcelona
  • Test your hypothesis
  • Do something that doesn’t scale
  • Have a lean mindset
  • Hack your ideas and processes
  • Build something people really love
  • Have the right metric and growth equation
  • Turn user’s love into a viral mechanism and spread it to potential users
  • Find out the risk: market risk or execution risk.
  • Ask the right questions to the right people.
  • Create a network: investors and experienced entrepreneurs who went through the same process
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Super thanks for everyone!

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Shogun Capital. Born entrepreneur, a growth master, and a hustler. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jintanaka/

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