It’s a fact: The majority of startups in our sample are seeking customers.
This is a short post. We took a random sample of 115 companies in our database who had told us what they were looking for. As the chart below illustrates, 39% are actively seeking to connect with early customers.
This number is slightly higher than those saying they needed to connect with capital sources. Another interesting data point is that nearly one out of three companies, or 31%, are actively looking for support on a wide range of issues, from marketing to legal advice.
Finally, it was surprising that just 10% of companies in our sample mentioned they were actively seeking to build their management teams. This is due, perhaps, that for many getting customers and capital is a top priority.