Oh hey, I’m Cat Noone.

Founder @irisapp, Designer, writing Preggers Guide, lover of cookies, and a Cool Mom in Tech. I write about design, building products, startups and stuff.

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It’s called “Ship” not “Shit”

I knew there was an increasing problem with the culture in the design/startup community when individuals started introducing their products by talking about how quickly they’ve built them, rather than how efficiently and the quality of it after doing so.  Don’t mistake speed for precocity: the worl…

Finding joy in being a first-time founder

I remember being asked multiple times, “Are you sure you want to do this?”, and I felt compelled, as always, to answer “yes” or “no”. After all, that’s what was expected of me. I had worked on a number of projects before, but this was my first startup that I had co-founded, and planned to take to the top. So t…

The complementary co-founder

More crucial than building the company itself, finding a Co-Founder is a difficult but key ingredient in the recipe of a company’s success. Because of that, I felt it deserved some more light shed on it. The “Founding Family” isn’t a topic that’s discussed often, but should be — just as often as marketing, prod…

Your writing is crucial

For ages, doctors, scientists, professors and many others have all published work surrounding their thoughts, experiences and just plain theories. Numerous times throughout history, these writings and theories have been the catalyst for new discoveries. Sometimes they’ve simply been the driving f…

Paper by Facebook, your future timeline

It’s not news, or rather, it has repeatedly made tech news for the past few months, that Facebook had supposedly lost a large number of it’s users, particularly in the teeny bopper age group. Whether it is the sloppy timeline issue, the removal of the thumbs-up “Like” button, or the complaints on the fee…