Build Your SaaS – bootstrapping in 2019

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It's a struggle when you're bootstrapping, but you're not yet full-time. Also: Spotify buying Gimlet for $200 million?

In this episode:
  • Jon and Justin open up about the challenges of bootstrapping "on the side." 
  • How things have gotten harder (in some ways) now that we have customers.
  • Jon is finding it hard to juggle his day job, and getting time to build the "big features."
  • Justin flip-flips back and forth about investment. Would investors and advisors meddle too much?
  • We also discuss the Spotify rumors: buying Gimlet for $200 - $230 million?
  • Also, a theory about why Apple should have made Gimlet an offer.

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What is Build Your SaaS – bootstrapping in 2019?

Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2019? 37signals did it in 2004, and since then thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build & launch their new product: Transistor.fm.