Being the first product manager at a startup
I’m leaving my cushy medium-sized corporate world to join a startup. I’ll be the first product manager there, at a company of about 25 people.
I’ve only ever done product management here at Tableau, where it is a world of neverending status giving with the occasionally product decision to make. I’m very excited to be at a place where I report directly to the CTO and get to put the practices in place myself. But also, mildly terrified.
Has anyone here gone from a more regimented corporate world to a startup as a product manager? Any advice on where I should start or what I should avoid?