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Coding Your Dreams into Reality: Lessons from an Engineer turned Entrepreneur w/ ButterCMS Founder & CEO, Jake Lumetta
Engineers make great entrepreneurs. So a startup that has two engineers as its founders must be twice as good, right? Not exactly.
On this week's episode of Dev Interrupted, we talk to Jake Lumetta, founder & CEO of ButterCMS. A serial entrepreneur, Jake found success (and failure) with numerous startups before striking it big with ButterCMS.
He joins us today to discuss practical advice for engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, like knowing when to step away from the keyboard and handover the codebase, why building a B2B startup is so much easier than building a B2C, and why two engineers founding a company together isn't always a good idea.
- (2:41) Introduction
- (3:58) Lessons in entrepreneurship
- (17:15) Talking to customers
- (18:52) Transition from engineer to CEO
- (24:00) Stepping away from coding
- (25:14) Building B2B vs B2C
- (30:05) Worst mistakes you can make as a founder
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