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NewsThe Manual-First Startup PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-May-13 12:20 
The funny thing is that within a few months of our launch, several competitors emerged and they all had crawlers. But, from our users’s perspective, we were more advanced since we had categorization which was definitely no easily automated task. We didn’t actually build a real crawler for the first 9 months and just kept scaling manually by hiring more data entry professionals. Instead, we were able to focus our resources on improving the product and user acquisition. It’s now clear to me that not building that crawling technology early on was one of the reasons our startup succeeded.
Sometimes failing to automate gives you a clearer view of how automation should work later.

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