Solving the Cold Start Problem

Solving the Cold Start Problem

How to kick-start a product with network effects? This is what the cold-start problem refers to. It is one of the biggest problems for new startups. Andrew Chen, a VC, has some potential solutions:

  • The hard side - Wikipedia
  • Solve a hard problem — Tinder 
  • The killer product — Zoom
  • Magic moments — Clubhouse 
  • Invite only — LinkedIn 
  • Come for the tool — Instagram
  • Paying up for launch — Coupons
  • Saturation — eBay
  • Overcrowding — YouTube 

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