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Things we care about at AngelList We care about: Eliminating frictions so startups can change the world Connecting startups with their ideal partners, on the best terms, fast Building tools for ... Lean Startup Circle Google Group Re: Customer validation process Hi Sean, Thank you very much for your input. It is very valuable to me. I will take my time to absorb this and generate ... Re: [lsc] Customer validation process Pasha, my rule of thumb is as follows: if I have talked to 30 people–please not this is not sending a survey to 30 people ... Re: [lsc] Customer validation process Hi guys, First of all thank you very much for the great input. I did try to send a simple questionnaire to around 40 people ... Re: [lsc] Re: This copywriter will harshly judge your landing page for free! MANY THANKS! I’m really glad I was able to help. I just joined the group and it’s nice to be able to contribute straight away. ... Re: [lsc] Re: This copywriter will harshly judge your landing page for free! Athena: I have to second Paul Jung’s praise. It was helpful to see your abstract checklist and invaluable to see you apply it three times. ... Lean Startup Wiki - Recent Changes Javid Jamae edited Meetups Cleveland, OH:Cleveland Lean Startup Circleorganized byNick BarendtDallas/Fort Worth, TX: Dallas-Fort Worth Lean Startup Circleby @BrianCroftsDC Metro: DC Lean Startup Circle organized by Patrick ... Rita Baker edited Meetups Rita Baker edited Meetups Change LSC Montreal organizing team info. – Founder is no longer organizer. Pete Mauro edited Meetups Etienne Garbugli edited Customer Interview Templates and Resources URL Changed.