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Into the Twitterverse 🐦🌌
If you ever find yourself lost in Hyrule, Replit’s got you covered 🗺
Superhuman for X goes mainstream 🦸🏻♀️
All hail the king of category (re)creation, Rahul Vohra 🙌🏻
Super(loom)inal communication ⚡️
A holy grail of science fiction in which communications occur at faster-than-light speeds without any drop in context and quality!
A crazy sci-fi idea till yesterday, brought to reality by Loom today 🦄Today marks the beginning of an entirely new Loom. 🔍 Search by transcript 👤 Profiles 🏷 Tags 📢 Posting videos for discoverability 🏡 Home feed - looms you care about and are trending ➿ @ mentions to loop people in ✂️ Comments using transcript snippets for context💻 Introducing Loom HQ. Starting today, we’re rolling out access to a new video HQ. It’ll help you stay connected async and scale knowledge across teams. We’re excited to help organizations foster a tight-knit workplace with video: https://t.co/TE2hpyym8x https://t.co/kldXyrkAyQLoom @loom
This Replit story should be a Mr. Robot episode 💻
Here’s how the early team pwned a group trying to abuse Replit:
A SaaS x Black Mirror collab 😈
A (dystopian?) thread on drumming up SaaS sales with AI-generated LinkedIn profiles 🧵
🔎 The PLG hunt
Patreon reclaimed 90% of the time they used to spend implementing and fixing analytics. How? Meet Avo.
The analytics governance platform founded by Stefania Olafsdóttir and Sölvi Logason is reimagining how verticals within organizations - PM, Dev, Data Science - plan, track, and govern analytics.
Deep down, most companies, especially after past a certain stage, do not trust their data. Avo is the cross-functional glue that fixes this deep pain point using Inspectors, observability platforms, typesafe code, and unit tests.✨ New in Avo ✨ › Free trial of the Avo Team Plan › Name Mapping › Source-dependent values › And more… 🧵 bit.ly/3Da4oEN
Their team plan now has a free trial. 👆
Which hot and upcoming PLG company are you most excited about? 👇🏻
Growth Stories 🚀
Breaking down the Lusha-machine 🛠
This week, we dive deep into one of PLG’s poster children.
Lusha, the sales intelligence platform raised two rounds in 2021 but grew to 12k paying customers fully bootstrapped prior to that. This is the story of the Tel-Aviv/Boston based company’s hyper-growth:
Fundraising, Venture Capital, and Exits 🤑
Figma’s collaboration layer brought to the modern data stack:
Hex.tech announced their Series B this week
The “AWS for testers” announced their Series C round this week 💸
Congratulations to LambdaTest!
End-to-end encrypted document editor Skiff announced $10.5M in Series A funding led by Sequoia 💻
Launches, events, and releases
Figma now supports right-to-left languages 👇
YC Demo Day will feature 400 startups from 42 countries 🌎
Nerding out on PLG 🤓📚
What does today’s PM Stack look like, compared to a year ago?
The results of Lenny’s informal survey saw Loom, Coda, and Github climb up the list and a pattern emerge of decreasing reliance on spreadsheets.
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