As a non-technical founder, I cannot build the product I have in mind. Though I have wireframes, and a strong concept of the MVP, I have been torn about the sequence in which i should start this process. Additionally, I do not yet have a tech co-founder, so I am realizing I will likely have to raise and pay salaries to get this going. The sequence I have in mind is as follows, would love your thoughts:
- Design: Based on my vision for an MVP, I would like to have a graphic designer create good mockups of the user experience, possibly even animate some of the functionality. This will make the product/concept feel very real, and can be done much more quickly than coding.
- Sell: I'll use these design mockups to get a few early customers interested and verbally committed to advertising/contributing to the site.
- Raise: With a few key customers "verbally" committed to the concept, I'll raise a Seed round of funding to be used to hire a strong technical lead, as well as any additional development resources that may be needed.
- Build: Any/all hires will need to be able to write code, but with a team in place, advertisers ready to go, content lined up, we race to get V1 off the ground.
So far this community has been a great place for feedback and resources, thanks in advance for your input.