Here’s what I learned while leading a bootstrapped startup to $40M ARR
Since our founding in 2014, we’ve reached $40 million in ARR through bootstrapping. From there, it was off to the races.
TechCrunch+ roundup: 20 questions VCs ask, crypto compliance tips, Indian investor survey
There are a ton of barriers to launching a startup, but impostor syndrome need not be one of them.
Efficient growth? No problem, bootstrapped startups say
When it comes to efficient growth, bootstrapped startups have a leg up, Capchase's recent Pulse of SaaS report shows.
5 sustainable best practices for bootstrapped startups
Don’t for one minute think bootstrapping is a dirty word. Successful bootstrapping shows proof of concept and a sustainable business model.
TechCrunch+ roundup: SBA startup loans, quarterly board decks, bootstrappers’ delight
There's one bright light amidst the gloom: Startups that generate enough revenue to drive steady growth will find many investors willing to take their calls.
Will once-bootstrapped startups turn to venture during a watershed moment?
As venture starts to be more interested in the stable fundamentals of the startup bunch, is it the bootstrapper's time to swing big?
For businesses seeking low-code fintech infrastructure options, there’s a Quiltt for that
Company founders pivoted when customers wanted their fintech data engine over their budgeting app.
Bootstrapping in 2021 goes a long way
The well-worn riff that it’s easier than ever to start a company today could be wed to the concept that it’s perhaps cheaper, too. That should bode well for bootstrapping.
How pitch training can help startups get their story right
When you hire a marketing consultant, you don’t necessarily expect to wind up discussing your life’s purpose. Yet, that is what Spanish marketing expert and entrepreneur Alex Barrera often
In its first funding in 7 years, profitable fintech Lower raises $100M Series A led by Accel
Lower, an Ohio-based home finance platform, announced today it has raised $100 million in a Series A funding round led by Accel. This round is notable for a number of reasons. First off, it’s a larg
Commit raises $6M seed round to match senior engineers to startups they want to work for
Commit, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup that has a unique approach to matching up engineers looking for a new job to early-stage startups that want to hire them, today announced that it has raised a
To sell or not to sell: Lessons from a bootstrapped CEO
Regardless of a young company’s struggles or success, sooner or later the question of when, how or whether to sell the enterprise presents itself. It’s the biggest question a founder will face.
Yak Tack is a super simple app to boost vocabulary
Word nerds with a love for linguistic curiosities and novel nomenclature that’s more fulsome than their ability to make interesting new terms stick will be thrilled by Yak Tack: A neat little ai
Timing your bootstrap with Calendly’s Tope Awotona and OpenView’s Blake Bartlett at TC Early Stage
Once the path less traveled, bootstrapping today has become a much more viable and common approach to building a startup. By not taking venture capital dollars early, bootstrapping can force founders
6 tips for SaaS founders who don’t want VC money
Bootstrapping a SaaS company is not only possible — I believe it’s a saner, more sustainable way to build and scale a business.
GitHub adds 21 new partners to its free Student Developer Pack
For a few years now, GitHub has been running a program that gives students around the world free access to GitHub Pro and various free and discounted services from other partners as part of its GitHub
How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray
The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just
Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money
There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. VC is a common denominator of the most successful tech startups, but it isn't a prerequisite. To help illus
Thoughts on building a bootstrapped business
CEO Yaron Ben Shaul originally launched Hometalk as an engagement platform for customers of Networx, his lead-generation business for home contractors. That engagement platform has since grown into a
Time is running out to exhibit at Disrupt’s Hardware Alley
We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2017, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you persona