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Productboard cofounder and CEO Hubert Palan hopes to build a new system of record for product ... [+] managers. Petr Vagner. He now runs one of Silicon Valley’s buzziest software startups. But four years ago, productboard CEO Hubert Palan couldn’t even convince his own mother that his company was going to work out. “She’s always been my biggest supporter,” Palan says. “But she was like, could you think about doing something else?”. Palan persevered with productboard, a startup that makes software for product managers to manage the development of new features and products. And now with new investors – and a lofty valuation – he’s hoping to set a new standard for how businesses in tech and outside of it design, improve and make their stuff. Full story

16 January