Dev First Founder Toolkit

Here’s our collection of blog posts, templates and resources which we’ve created specifically for founders of dev-first, seed-stage startups. Covers 💸 selling, 📈 improving adoption, 🛠️ tools, and 📋 best practices to help you build products that developers love to use.

10.19.2023

🧰 Tools and Templates »

A set of ready-to-go tools and templates giving 0-day founders a headstart in product.
GTM, Product | 07.27.2023

📊 So… what does good look like? Product benchmarks for dev tools in 2023 »

Looking at metrics for dev tools gathered in this year’s product benchmarks survey from OpenView.

GTM, Product | 01.17.2024

👔 How to run a great demo when you’re not a sales person »

Tips on giving great demos to potential customers or design partners.

Product | 11.01.2023

👟 Clearing the 3 biggest dev tool activation hurdles »

3 of the most common hurdles to dev tool activation, and some ways to lower them to help get users to the finish line faster.
GTM, Product | 04.03.2023

✨ An alternative to NPS for dev tools »

A technique that turns qualitative feedback into quantitative data, to help you understand how users perceive your product.

GTM, Product | 10.19.2023

🩺 Staying aligned with a Priorities Pulse session »

A method and template deck to ensure emerging high priority requests are being considered in between roadmap planning cycles.

GTM, Product | 08.15.2023

🤹‍♂️ How engineering teams handle unplanned work »

Methods for handling roadmap interruptions — urgent requests from customers, bugs, unscheduled maintenance, and technical questions.

GTM, Product | 06.06.2023

💸 How to sell dev tools in 2023 »

If you’re experiencing a lot more friction in the sales process this year, you’re not alone.

GTM, Product | 05.11.2023

📧 Improving adoption with the product usage report email »

Show the value you’re delivering and revive inactive users with a product usage report email.

10.03.2023

🧮 A formula for prioritising feature requests »

A method I’ve adopted over the years to prioritise features that are more likely to lead to increased revenue.

12.18.2023

🥊 Competing against internally developed tools »

How to sell to teams that think they can build your product themselves.

GTM, Product | 07.18.2023

💁 Is your product too opinionated? »

Opinionated products can be incredibly successful… or a recipe for failure.

GTM, Product | 06.22.2023

🧑‍🔧 Repair tips for leaky conversion funnels »

Practical tips on how to fix leaks at each stage of your conversion funnel.

09.13.2023

🔧 5 ways to improve your product analytics data »

A guest post on PostHog with best practices on setting some solid data foundations.