Code Story is a new podcast interviewing technical founders about how they got started. Although there’s more tech chat than some other podcasts I recommend, the stories also zoom in on the business side of growing a startup.
Worth listening to even if you don’t know much about how to code 😎
This episode features Jonathan Perichon, founder of background check startup, Checkr.
- Seeing a far from perfect process in Jonathan’s day job was the spark that started Checkr. A common theme of founder stories in this newsletter is either finding problems in their personal life or in their 9 to 5 job. Rarely were they seeking problems to solve.
- Being in the right place at the right time can have a huge impact on success or failure. In Checkr’s case, the gig economy was starting to take off so their solution was in demand.
- Quote at the end of the podcast “Go as fast as you can without causing pain in the product. Know what corners to cut and be ok with not being 100% perfect. Evolve with customer feedback – customer validation is more important than perfect.”