Saas Startups

     Launch Now
                       Build Later

SaaS Startups


🚀   1/4 the TIME
🚀   1/4 the COST
🚀   1/4 the RISK

… before software development begins

What is Launch 1st™ ?

Why SaaS Startups Fail

Fail Achieve Product-Market Fit

Founders make apps that their customers don’t want or need because they wait too long to try to make sales.

The Hard Way

Risk Remains Too High for Too Long

The Hard Way Results in Failure …

     Launch Now
                       Build Later

Product-Market Fit

Launch 1st is the only revenue-first methodology focused on finding Product-Market Fit. By relying on pre-launch sales revenue to confirm product-market fit, your risk goes way down, while your chances of success increase dramatically. This Revenue-First approach means …

By generating revenue from sales for SaaS Startups, Launch 1st confirms product-market fit in months.

What Our Clients Have To Say About Launch 1st™

Now We Know the Right Way

Sara Nopolos
CFO and Co-Founder
iService Auto, Inc
The Future of Automotive Service – Bridge The Gap Between Dealerships And Car Owners Through Effective Communication And Streamlined Processes

“We initially launched our SaaS startup company several years ago, the old way. Once our first product was released, we were surprised that it was difficult to gain traction and generate much revenue for the first couple of years. After a lot of time, cost, and painful rework, we eventually started to grow sales. I’m glad we didn’t know upfront how long it would take us and how difficult it would be those first couple of years to begin cash flowing. We recently decided to create a new product. Rather than developing the application first as we did with our previous product, hoping customers would buy it, we instead applied the Launch 1st™ methodology and generated enough revenue in advance which completely funded the development for the new product. We now have over 20 contracts before even starting development, and we are able to develop the product that our clients actually want instead of hoping they would buy what we ‘believe’ they need. This is how I plan to launch all future products.

Prepared for Success

Gabriel Reina
CFO and Co-Founder
Zinatt Technologies, Inc
Putting Data into Focus for government and corporate investigators.

“Launch 1st™ is a methodical approach to making sure we bring the right product to market with paying customers. There is a lot more knowledge and preparation that is built into the Launch 1st™ method that a lot of developers and software companies should be doing. Launch 1st™ has the knowledge base and experience to launch SaaS Startups by doing the market and industry research first, then using that research to generate pre-launch revenue which is used to fund any project. It is a very smart way to build your company.”

My Story

David Hirschfeld

Founder of Tekyz Inc.
Creator of Launch 1st™
Worked with software startups for over 30 years.

I’m David Hirschfeld and I have a 30-year history of working with software startups and started my career at UCLA, where I studied physics. I transitioned out of college into sales, where I became the top salesperson nationally out of over 400 salespeople.
A few years later, I established my first software company, which specialized in logistics, inventory management, and route distribution. I worked on this company for eight years before selling it successfully in 2000 to a publicly held company out of Toronto. My wife and I raised four boys during this time, all of whom have been successfully launched. Taking credit for their success would be nice, but the reality is, I am amazed by them and grateful that I didn’t ruin their lives. I used to think I had control of outcomes, but my sons and my experience with too many startups taught me that there are patterns of life that make people succeed, but those patterns are hard to identify.

I realize now that I did many things right at my first software company, even though I didn’t know what those things were at the time. My early success gave me a false sense of confidence that I knew what I was doing. For the next 19 years, I worked with several dozen SaaS Startups. In late 2019, I had a sudden realization of what the successful companies had in common and what was missing from the unsuccessful companies.

The Launch 1st Method was born as a result of this realization. This approach mitigates the majority of risks, reduces the cost and time from startup to revenue, reduces the dependence on raising money from investors, and ensures that your investment in software development will result in a successful company.

Putting Control Into the Hands of Residents

Andy Pasquel
CFO and Co-Founder
HousingTrac LLC
Subsidized Housing Reimagined for the Native American Community
“We had a great idea but one of the problems we ran into was we had to create our own expensive web-based purchasing portal. We were having to search for an investor to fund the development costs and had no luck finding one. The Launch 1st™ method shortened that whole process because we were able to develop a prototype first and begin selling that prototype. I believe we have a much higher chance of success!”

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