NEXT Update #73 - What To Do If Your Product Isn’t Growing

Yesterday we drove to and helped out one of our portfolio companies in Berlin. Great reason to stay t
NEXT Update #73 - What To Do If Your Product Isn’t Growing
By NEXT Amsterdam • Issue #73
Yesterday we drove to and helped out one of our portfolio companies in Berlin. Great reason to stay the weekend and see more of the city. And of course meet up with some more startup founders!
Last Tuesday we had a successful workshop with an intro to The Corporate Startup. If you’d like to attend the next free workshop as well, you can signup for our Expert Sessions. We’ll continue after the summer holidays are over. We’ll do a mix of workshops targeted at startups, corporates and business angels.
We also wrote about how we co-create startups together with corporates in our studio. We hope it gives you an idea of our way of working. Feel free to ask us any questions, we’re always happy to explain more. 
From Berlin with love! 
- Esther and Timan

Articles
“Taking a step back to simplify and focus freed the product to grow.”, great article on what to do when your product is not growing, even when you validated your assumptions.
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It’s a bubble that’s different — but also the same — as the last time around. In 2000, start-ups like pets.com were able to go public and jack up share prices even as they were losing hundreds of millions of dollars. The digital ecosystem has since grown, changed and deepened — today it’s harder for companies to get funded just by sticking “.com” behind their names. But….
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Interesting take on the concept op Runway. It is the amount of iterations you can still do. So if you have money for 5 months and an iteration cost you 6, your runway is zero. It’s like Esther always said: You need to build to learn, not to scale.
From NEXT
How we co-create corporate startups
Creating and running startups as part of a corporate is hard. It’s because the whole organization of a corporate is heavily optimized on execution. Startups however are searching.
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