Being the CEO of a startup is one of the most challenging roles out there. Your job is to build a product customers love; recruit a team; find funding from customers, partners, or investors; and guide the overall prioritization of work.
In my experience the three most important components of the Start-up CEO’s role are:
- Creating a product that solves a real customer need (and convincing customers to pay for it).
- Making sure your users and customers have an extremely positive emotional experience with your product.
- Recruiting a great team to build your product.