I’ve had the good fortune to be able to chat with Nikhyl a few times, and have always left those conversations with pages full of insight. He recently sat down with First Round and published a piece about how to craft product teams in different phases of company growth. It’s an excellent and thorough article and I’ll be using it as a reference.
That’s why Singhal always finds himself dishing out the same piece of advice: You need to craft a product team to match the phase of your company. In other words, from the early struggles of finding product/market fit and hiring your first PM, to the “teenage years” of optimizing products in the messy middle and growing to a 10-person product org, to the blistering pace of hypergrowth, every phase of a startup’s life brings a unique set of challenges for the product org.