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Facilitating my first event storm

Facilitating my first event storm

I’ve very recently passed a personal milestone in my career. I facilitated my first ever event storm. As with most things you haven’t done before, doing them the first time is a good opportunity to learn. In preparation, I was reading as much as I could on event...

​​Most common challenges faced by startups in 2024

​​Most common challenges faced by startups in 2024

It’s pretty evident that a startup in 2024 faces unique challenges that just haven’t existed in other years. Every entrepreneur knows that they will encounter difficult circumstances, clients, and people. It takes determination to scale a startup. We've seen this after auditing over 100 startups throughout...

The Ultimate Startup Due Diligence Checklist for Investments - 2024

The Ultimate Startup Due Diligence Checklist for Investments - 2024

What is due diligence or a technical audit The goal of due diligence is simple: figure out the hidden secrets of the target company that may hurt its value or even kill the deal. But that’s a massive challenge. For investments into technical companies, there is an added challenge....

Why tech startups fail - based on auditing 50+ SaaS startups

Why tech startups fail - based on auditing 50+ SaaS startups

I’m sure you’ve heard the statistic that 9 out of 10 startups fail. How can you win against such odds? Is there a secret startup handbook to read or an investment due diligence checklist to follow? Madewithlove has audited over 50 companies, usually as part of an investment...

Pulse: Episode 1 - Jeremy Le Van (Cowboy)

Pulse: Episode 1 - Jeremy Le Van (Cowboy)

Tune in for spicy and insightful conversations on all things SaaS, products,(technical) leadership and product. In Pulse, the podcast, madewithlove’s Vincent Battaglia talks with leaders in the tech startup and scale-up ecosystem. There are also some podcast episodes where Vincent talks with his own colleagues about everything he...

CPD method

CPD method

I love DDD, not domain driven design but instead double diamond design. In fact, I even mentioned it in my colleague.readme. Double diamond design solves many of the problems that I see most startups deal with. Engineers try to write code immediately and end up solving problems that no...

Why product marketing is more important in a tech company than you think

Why product marketing is more important in a tech company than you think

During the annual madewithlove retreat in Greece, I gave a talk on what product marketing is and how modern teams should approach building a product. I had based my talk on my own experiences from the past year where I was seeing a lot of friction and struggles with how...

Does code need to be perfect?

Does code need to be perfect?

In the past months, I have asked myself a lot why we always strive to write perfect code. Picking up coding again for an internal project made me realise our team (and probably a large part of the rest of the software development world) spend a lot of time on...

The Minimum Viable Product is not so minimum anymore

The Minimum Viable Product is not so minimum anymore

For the last decade every tech firm and aspiring app developer out there could count on the durability of one crucial structural dynamic in the market that affected everything from development timeline, to the go-to-market strategy, to the fundraising plan: The Minimum Viable Product, or MVP. It was an article...

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