CTO Connection Podcast

Short Byte: Heidi WIlliams - Building a startup within a startup

January 29, 2021 peter@pbell.com (CTO Connection) Episode 111
CTO Connection Podcast
Short Byte: Heidi WIlliams - Building a startup within a startup
Show Notes

Building a startup within a startup

There are a unique set of constraints when you’re running an engineering team at a “startup within a startup” - from managing the planning cycle before you’ve hit product market fit, to customizing elements of your product and infrastructure designed for a very different audience. Join us to hear how Heidi Williams, Director of Engineering at Grammarly is working on these challenges by building out an enterprise offering for a traditionally consumer focused business.

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