A monthly podcast about solo entrepreneurship, bootstrapping, and indie makers.
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Lynne Tye, founder of Key Values, has lived many different lives before. Today, she helps engineering teams tell the world about their culture and how their values translate into daily practices. Key Values is a profitable solo business. Listen to her conversation with Anne-Laure Le Cunff, founder of Maker Mag, and see all previous episodes on Maker Mag. Sponsored by Blockstack. See Blockstack's page on Key Values.
Sahil Lavingia, founder of Gumroad, discusses going from VC-backed to indie startup, building a sustainable business, the freeing effect of open financials, leaving Silicon Valley, remote work, and the no-code movement with James Gallagher, author, researcher, and editor at Maker Mag. Sponsored by Blockstack.
Brad Feld, entrepreneur, author, and venture capitalist, discusses the importance of startup communities with James Gallagher, author, researcher, and editor at Maker Mag. Sponsored by <a href="http://utm.io/ucUM">Blockstack</a>.
Kate Kendall, serial entrepreneur and founder of CloudPeeps, The Fetch, Freelance Friday and recently, Indie Labs and Atto.VC, is one of the biggest champions on the indie way. In this episode, she discusses raising $1M for her first startup, the freedom of a flexible lifestyle, building a no-code MVP to gain traction, the power of 1:1 relationships, leaving San Francisco, and customer-first companies. See all previous episodes on Maker Mag. Sponsored by Blockstack.
Tyler Tringas, founder of Earnest Capital, discusses the origin of his alternative to traditional VC funds, the radical transparency movement, building a community of founders and mentors, investing in Default Alive Companies, paid versus freemium models, and more with James Gallagher, editor at Maker Mag, Publicly Traded Person, Pioneer winner, and author of the book "Life Capital". See all previous episodes on Maker Mag. Sponsored by Blockstack.
Al Chen discusses the no-code movement and tools to help makers build products without code with Ben Tossell, the founder of MakerPad and the Head of Platform at Earnest Capital. When does no-code make sense? What is the future of no-code? Listen for answer to these, and more. Sponsored by Blockstack.
A conversation between Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One, and Anne-Laure Le Cunff, founder of Maker Mag. Talking about passion vs pragmatism, growth vs sustainability, connecting with customers at scale vs personal touches, and more. Sponsored by Blockstack.