Starting & Sustaining
About the Show
Starting & Sustaining originally began as a book and spreadsheet created to help people start software businesses. That evolved into candid discussions with people involved in software businesses in one way or another.
Focused primarily on the trials and tribulations of launching and running a software business, Starting & Sustaining attempts to break down the hurdles to help you build and launch your own software business with less pain and fewer mistakes.
Ruben Gamez, Founder of Bidsketch
February 26th, 2017 |
41 mins 57 secs
Business, bidsketch, proposals, saas
Ruben set out to help a friend find some software for proposals and, when he couldn't find anything, just built it himself in 2009. Eight short years later, and he's built a 5-person remote team working on it.
Allan Branch, Cofounder of Less Accounting
February 2nd, 2017 |
33 mins 31 secs
Business, marketing, saas
Allan is the cofounder of LessEverying, makers of LessAccounting. They recently sold LessAccounting and are moving back into traditional consulting and having a blast with it.
Drew Wilson, Founder of Plasso
January 28th, 2017 |
39 mins 10 secs
bootstrapping, fundraising, plasso
Drew Wilson is a maker at heart. He's created many products with varying degrees of success, but they've all ultimately led him to where he is now, working on Plasso.
Josh Pigford, Founder of Baremetrics
January 15th, 2017 | 37 mins 37 secs
Josh is the founder of Baremetrics, a tool for calculating and visualizing your SaaS metrics.
Natalie Nagele, CEO of Wildbit
January 6th, 2017 |
37 mins 38 secs
Business, marketing, saas
Natalie is the CEO of Wildbit, makers of Postmark, Beanstalk, and DeployBot, and it's where I work full-time these days.
JD Graffam, Serial Acquirer of SaaS Apps
December 29th, 2016 |
50 mins 2 secs
Business, acquisition, agencies, saas
JD Graffam runs multiple agencies and SaaS applications, including Sifter, which he acquired from me in Spring of 2016.
Tyler Rooney, Cofounder and CPO of Format
December 28th, 2016 |
48 mins 8 secs
domains, format.com, portfolio, saas
Tyler Rooney is the Cofounder of Format.com, a portfolio hosting service based in Canada.
Peldi, Founder of Balsamiq
December 26th, 2016 |
36 mins 7 secs
Business, balsamiq, plugins, saas, support
Peldi originally set out to create a wireframing plugin for Jira but ultimately ended up creating a tiny empire of wireframing tools via plugins, downloadable software, and more recently SaaS.
Pat Allan, Creator of Thinking Sphinx and Flying Sphinx
December 24th, 2016 |
32 mins 42 secs
Business, flying sphinx, open source, software, sphinx, support, thinking sphinx
Pat Allan is the maintainer of the Thinking Sphinx Ruby gem that interfaces with the Sphinx search engine. He has since turned that into a side business with the Flying Sphinx Heroku Add-on.