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I joined relevant forums and asked around for suggestions and got on calls with large companies asking what they would need from such a product. We were showing live demos of our pre-alpha to enterprise customers and they were extremely excited even at that stage.

Brilliant!
Too many are afraid to do this work, because of the rejection/intimidation factor. How did you approach the targets to get demos?

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Brilliant!
Too many are afraid to do this work, because of the rejection/intimidation factor. How did you approach the targets to get demos?
I'd linkedin message the person that I wanted to talk to at a specific company and ask them if they'd schedule a call with me (after a pleasant conversation of course) or they would have signed up as a lead on our email list. While building the product, we had our email list growing for atleast 6 months or so under the signup reason of "Get your early access alpha invitation when it's ready".

We built up so much hype over the product that we were getting daily emails asking us if we sent out invitations yet and if we did could it have possibly gone to spam?

Here's the general template I sent to large companies via email:
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I saw that you signed up for our [PRODUCT] invitation and I’m reaching out to see how we can ensure that your needs for [XYZ] are met. [A few sentences of filler information thats relevant to the company/person i'm reaching out to.]

What do you think your use of [PRODUCT] will be and do you need [X FEATURE] support?

I’d love to hop on a call and demo our software for you, so that you can get a first hand look at what we currently have. You can schedule a demo with me by following this link if you and/or your team have time available: [LINK to schedule a call on calendly]

I look forward to hearing from you!
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I ended up scheduling a demo with 90% of the people I emailed from our list.
 

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@Ravens_Shadow ... who owes whom a steak? did that ever get resolved?
you are kicking a$$ by the way!! proud of you!
 

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I'd linkedin message the person that I wanted to talk to at a specific company and ask them if they'd schedule a call with me (after a pleasant conversation of course) or they would have signed up as a lead on our email list. While building the product, we had our email list growing for atleast 6 months or so under the signup reason of "Get your early access alpha invitation when it's ready".

We built up so much hype over the product that we were getting daily emails asking us if we sent out invitations yet and if we did could it have possibly gone to spam?

Here's the general template I sent to large companies via email:
-----------------------
I saw that you signed up for our [PRODUCT] invitation and I’m reaching out to see how we can ensure that your needs for [XYZ] are met. [A few sentences of filler information thats relevant to the company/person i'm reaching out to.]

What do you think your use of [PRODUCT] will be and do you need [X FEATURE] support?

I’d love to hop on a call and demo our software for you, so that you can get a first hand look at what we currently have. You can schedule a demo with me by following this link if you and/or your team have time available: [LINK to schedule a call on calendly]

I look forward to hearing from you!
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I ended up scheduling a demo with 90% of the people I emailed from our list.
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Thanks for sharing this tidbit ...

Thread upgraded to Gold.

Please remember the forum when your company is sold for $200 million dollars. :)
Thanks for the upgrade to gold! I do intend to keep posting on the forum, even if we sell for that much! :cool:
@Ravens_Shadow ... who owes whom a steak? did that ever get resolved?
you are kicking a$$ by the way!! proud of you!
You probably owe me a steak for treating me so rough. :rofl:
 

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