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In anticipation of Tuesday night's meetup with Gagan Biyani, we decided to put together a Questions/Comments post for Gagan to address after his talk.

Gagan is a genius when it comes to product design and has stated that if your company is pre- product/market fit, you should not be focusing on growth but instead, you should be studying your users and discovering what makes your product sticky.

Please help make this an awesome meetup by listing out a few questions or comments that you would like Gagan to address!

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Update: Event is sold out.

  • TD

    Travis Devitt

    almost 6 years ago #

    I would love to hear from Gagan about what platforms or tools he is using to capture analytics data on mobile, and if his analytics process differs significantly in a mobile vs web focused environment

  • GS

    Gabriel Song

    almost 6 years ago #

    My question is:
    How soon do you start building a growth plan or process when your company and product is early? How to you split your focus between getting the core experience right (increase retention) and user acquisition (top of the funnel)?

  • ND

    Nate Desmond

    almost 6 years ago #

    As a happy Sprig user, I'd love to hear more about the thought process behind delivery time.

    Specifically, how did Gagan and his team select the target delivery time, and how much do they overestimate to leave room to overdeliver?

  • AM

    Adrien Montcoudiol

    almost 6 years ago #

    Why don't they use referral codes for Sprig?

  • BH

    ben hoffman

    almost 6 years ago #

    I'll kick it off with two easy questions that I've been curious about:

    What are some of Gagan's favorite Udemy courses (both free and paid)?

    What are Gagan's favorite meals at Sprig?

  • RH

    Ryan Haase

    almost 6 years ago #

    I look forward to this meetup tomorrow!

    A couple questions I have pertaining to email marketing:
    -CAN-SPAM: How to walk the the threshold between transactional emails and marketing emails. Sending repeated emails to users asking them to complete set tasks in their account setup process.
    -Email marketing tips on reengaging cancelled members
    -Tips, tricks, and hacks of referral marketing

  • NB

    Nathan Beckord

    almost 6 years ago #

    I'd like to hear how Gagan tweaks his growth plan & product roadmap in the context of an increasingly competitive, heavily funded market.

    (e.g., when a space starts to look like a horse race / market share grab, do you dial up focus on user acquisition? etc.)

    ps Hi Gagan! :)

  • BH

    ben hoffman

    almost 6 years ago #

    event has been sold out. it'll be a packed crowd.

  • DL

    Dylan La Com

    almost 6 years ago #

    I'd love to hear how Gagan and his team plan to attract and hire servers. Has it been easy to hire new servers? If not, how are they approaching the problem and what sort of solutions are they experimenting with.

  • SN

    Sheba Najmi

    almost 6 years ago #

    A more detailed version of Gabriel Song's question: I'd love to hear a detailed step-by-step of Gagan's Growth process when building out a new product/company.

  • DS

    Drew Sing

    almost 6 years ago #

    Great thread. Be curious to learn what Sprig's conversion optimization stack is, and why these specific tools where chosen vs. others. (ex. Utilizing Visual Website Optimizer over Optimizely for reasons x, y, and z)

  • GB

    Greg Bybee

    almost 6 years ago #

    I'm most interested in hearing about the growth at Udemy. In particular, how did you break the chicken-and-egg issue of the two-sided network?

  • JK

    Jonathan Korn

    almost 6 years ago #

    What underlying characteristics made it possible for Lyft's LA launch to surpass SF?