When I asked Jared Spool (whom I met at Dave McLures Warm Gunconference) why so few UX researchers join early stage startups, he replied (a bit tongue in cheek): Startups are run by entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs know everything. They dont listen. A UX researcher would be frustrated. That made me wonder is there a class of startups where the entrepreneursare eager to listen? and how could UX researchers be valuable in a startup?