Enny John While web developers can easily build stuffs, do they think about finding business development guys just as biz dev guys are daily looking to connect with developer/CTO co-founders to co-create together?
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☕ Christopher Not really. Why do you think we never see desperate engineers on linked in cold messaging business dev guys? As a software engineer the first thing I'm looking for is someone to cover my blindspots like marketing and social media. That role is not as essential as the core product. A biz dev role is important but imo not necessary until the company is at the point when I, as the lead for engineering and product, cannot solely handle all these responsibilities.
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Dan Heath Disclosure: I am a sales engineer so I'm probably biased somewhat. My company has many exceptional and complex products that a team of super talented engineers have created. But without the ability to take distinct features and explain to someone the real world use cases they mean nothing. Not all products need this though and/or some developers/engineers can sell their product themselves.
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🤘 Jasko I hear biz dev and I don't really know what you do, and maybe that goes both ways. A developer might specialize in only one field and it's hard to know what the other side knows or doesn't know -- what each side brings to the table and whether the benefits would be mutual.
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Enny John Thanks so much for your response as it gives a lot of clarity from a different viewpoint. Obviously, there is an existing communication gap from both sides as you have rightly stated which needs to be addressed on one hand. In this context, whether full stack, front-end or/and back-end developer, I regularly imagine if they are out there thinking about linking up with individuals (biz dev) whom they can collaborate with to build from idea to testing hypotheses and MVPs....
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