Nailing Product Market Fit

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 18:00
Product Tank SF
San Francisco

Join us for a conversation with Alan Chiu (Partner at XSeed Capital) and Chris Barton (Co-Founder & Board Director @Shazam) on how to succeed in a world where customer contact has reached a new level of engagement.

This event will help you find answers to questions like: What conversational UI means for the future of commerce? How to keep up, both with the strategy and execution of product initiatives? How to achieve product-market fit faster without neglecting other equally important elements of your product?


How to Nail Product-Market Fit

Speaker: Alan Chiu | @alanchiu ( | Partner @ XSeed Capital

The journey of nailing product-market fit is a race against time. While delivering a compelling user experience is crucial, neglecting other equally important elements of your product could cost you valuable time and turn a promising venture into a missed opportunity.

This talk helps you understand how to achieve product-market fit faster by fully considering all aspects of product definition and maximizing the value of customer interviews.

Chris Barton's talk description coming soon.


Speakers Bio:

Alan Chiu

Alan Chiu is a Partner at XSeed Capital, with a strong background in enterprise software startups. Alan’s investment areas include mobile enterprise applications, data analytics platforms, enterprise infrastructure, and fintech startups. He serves on the Board of Directors of Breakaway and previously served on the board of StackStorm (acquired by Brocade – NASDAQ:BRCD).

Alan is currently Co-President for Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an alumni association that seeks to strengthen Stanford’s startup community by fostering relationships among entrepreneurs and alumni investors.

Chris Barton

Chris Barton is the co-founder and a board director of Shazam, the music discovery company. Chris has previously worked at Dropbox where he led mobile operator partnerships. Prior to that, he worked at Google where he was head of North American Android partnerships. He has also worked at Microsoft, News Corp, San Francisco Consulting Group, and LEK Consulting. Chris holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Master's degree in Finance from Cambridge University, and a BA from UC Berkeley.