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Acapella - This has been a confusing week.

Acapella - This has been a confusing week.
By Shashikiran Rao • Issue #8 • View online
Hi there,
While the dark clouds of crisis and chaos hover, Acapella has become our silver lining.
Despite fighting the COVID situation within the team members as well as their families, we are all pulling through. This week has been a combination of staying sane, fit, and asking some tough questions about our business model.
Some call it founders’ dilemma, some call it validation, some call it a pivot, and some call it insight — it seems like we have hit an interesting breakthrough and now we are off to get some data to validate it.
This communication is our effort to build a community business in public and any thoughts or ideas that you might have about venture-building and communities will help us a big deal.
BTW, in case you haven’t read our previous issues, you may do so here.

😎 This Week's Update!
🤯 What we learned?
  • We observed that every pitch that we go into is turning into a conversation of mutual validation. We have to learn how to turn these conversations into call-to-action.
  • While moving through our Product Architecture, we’re learning that some things take more time than we expected. As much as we’d like to get this done faster, it’s best to give the team enough time to do a thorough review to avoid future technical debts.
  • Talking to Founders Fund and Silicon Allee got us excited about our opportunities in Europe.
  • Bala struck a very important point by telling us bold and clear that we have to figure out the investment side of the business for our users in order to get the model to work.
👀 What are we seeking?
  • We strongly feel the need of a guide who can help us by pointing us in the right direction.
  • I will be attempting to head back to Berlin next week. If you have any connections who might be interested in meeting up with me, please ping.
💻 Buy us an MVP!
A lot of people loved what we are building, but we weren’t fitting into their investment thesis. So, we set up a crowd-funding campaign that will still give you all an opportunity to participate and support us.
For more details, click here.
Interested in chatting further? Feel free to schedule a call with our team here.
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📩 - &
Until next week,
Shashikiran Rao
Co-Founder & CEO, Acapella
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