This is Product State
A newsletter about the current (and future) state of product, business, tech and culture - by Esteban Contreras.
Sample Posts, Q&As:
The state of product in 2022, and why this newsletter exists
2022 is coming to a close. The tech industry has been going through quite a whirlwind of uncertainty for most of the year. The days of “growth at all costs” seem far behind us. There are questions brewing about what this means for tech and Silicon Valley itself. Software spent decades “eating the world” as Marc Andreesen famously wrote. But perhaps it o…
22 days ago · 20 likes · Esteban Contreras
Casey Winters on optimizing for long-term value, sequencing business models, and prioritizing network effects
Casey Winters is a Partner at Reforge, Advisor at Whatnot, Advisor (and former CPO) at Eventbrite. He has advised top tech companies, and has held roles at Pinterest, GrubHub, and Apartments.com. https://caseyaccidental.com / Linkedin EC: This year, many tech companies are getting back to business fundamentals. They’re driving towards efficient growth an…
19 days ago · 14 likes · Esteban Contreras
Elena Verna on sustaining growth, going freemium, and B2B's shift to users
Elena Verna is Interim Head of Growth at Amplitude. Growth Advisor. Reforge partner & course creator. Former exec at Miro, Netlify, SurveyMonkey. elenaverna.com / LinkedIn EC: ‘Product-led growth' has continuously gained traction in SaaS since OpenView framed it a few years ago. What thinking has best prevailed since then, and what does this mean for Sa…
13 days ago · 5 likes · Esteban Contreras
Kyle Poyar on product-driven revenue, PLG misconceptions, and efficient SaaS growth
Kyle Poyar is Operating Partner at OpenView Venture Capital, Board Observer at Highspot, and former Director at Simon-Kucher & Partners. Growth Unhinged / LinkedIn EC: SaaS is currently enduring a cut-at-all-costs whiplash. And yet, companies will need to go back to growth. May the new year bring with it a race to efficiently drive growth…
7 days ago · 13 likes · Esteban Contreras
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