SaaS Shopping List(January 22, 2015)
I wanted to also take a moment to recognize the growing number of 3rd party SaaS vendors we depend on in order to build out our own platform, and the increasing amount of time we must spend on evaluating and integrating all of these pieces into a (hopefully) cohesive whole.
Generally speaking, for a lean startup we should be spending our resources on the core product features that are central to solving our particular business problem. I should not be spending time on peripheral concerns that would be best outsourced to a company that has already solved those particular issues.
I want to Build only if it’s core to the problem at hand, and Buy if it is secondary scaffolding that I just happen to need in order to support my core feature set.
What this means is that a large part of a tech co-founders role is making lists like this one…Continued...