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This step is placed after Customer Validation to move heavy marketing spending after the point where a startup acquires its first customers, thus allowing the company to control its cash burn rate and protect its most precious asset. The process of Customer Creation varies with the type of startup. As I noted in Chapter 1, startups are not all alike. Some startups are entering existing markets well defined by their competitors, some are creating new markets where no product or company exists, and some are attempting a hybrid of the first two, resegmenting existing market either as a low-cost entrant or by creating a new niche.
Sales responds, "How come the product is missing all the features you promised would be in this release? " One of the goals of a formal Customer Development process is to ensure the focus on the product and the focus on the customer remain in concert without rancor and with a modicum of surprise. Chapter 2: The Path to Epiphany | 27 A few examples of synchronization points are: • In each of the steps—Customer Discovery, Customer Validation, Customer Creation and Company Building—the Product Development and Customer Development teams meet in a series of formal "synchronization" meetings.
While the Customer Development group is engaged in customer-centric activities outside the building, the Product Development group is focused on the product-centric activities taking place internally. At first glance, it might seem there isn't much connection between the two. This is a mistake. For a startup to succeed, Product and Customer Development must remain synchronized and operate in concert. However, the ways the two groups interact in a startup are 180 degrees from how they would interact in a large company.