Product Design Partner

A product design partner is an early user and potential customer that provides regular organized feedback about your product. In return, they get a hand in designing the product to fit the needs of their organization, early access to the product, and discounted pricing once it launches.

These partners should match the target market closely otherwise you will end up getting misleading guidance (or guidance on a different problem). A good sign of validation is when several design partners convert into paying customers after launch.

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