Product Journeys: Square
Square was founded to solve the pain point of a well known glass blower in San Francisco who lost a sale because he couldn't accept a credit card transaction. The prototype was built in a month, and Jack raised $600 just by charging VC's to hear his pitch. Today we walk you through the Product Journey that is Square with their Hardware Lead, Jesse Dorogusker, who left Apple to join the team ...
Product Failures: Skeletons in Our Closet
Everyone fails at some point in their career. Small failures, big failures. We're going to cover them all on this season of Rocketship. Today Michael Sacca and Mike Belsito are going to discuss some of their own product failures - from eFunneral, to Crew to Brandisty they've learned a lot from these mistakes.
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Blockland: Season 7 Trailer
Something is happening in Cleveland, Ohio. A movement, unlike anything it's seen before, has taken over the city. Cleveland’s top business leaders, civic leaders, politicians and lawmakers, people running educational institutions have all dedicated to making Cleveland the Blockchain Capital of the world. And this initiative, as strange as it may sound, is led by none other than a local car s...
Next week is Sprint Week!
Every day next week we will be going behind the scenes of a design sprint for the intermittent fasting app, Zero, which was founded by Kevin Rose. The design sprint is lead by AJ&Smart, the design agency focused exclusively on helping companies innovate through the design sprint process. You'll be behind the scenes as the team plans, iterates, and prototypes until finally getting their i...
Season 5 Trailer
In Season 5 of Rocketship.fm, we'll to be profiling three product people at various stages in their business.
The (Abbreviated) History of Product Management
Today we explore the history of the Product Manager from it's early ideation by Neil McElroy to it's growth at Hewlett-Packard thru it's maturation at Microsoft and into today. We talk with former Microsoft Project Manager, Ellen Chisa, Former Microsoft Engineer (and 55th hire), Mark Zbikowski...
What does a funding round mean anyway? (Funding Ep 1)
In part one of our series on funding, we explore the various ways in which startups raise, sources of financing, and the terminology you need to know when it comes to raising a round.
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