A software engineer turns to be a bootstrapper, from building side hustles, to quitting my full-time job, to making Testimonial full-time.
My name is Girish Mathrubootham and I am the Founder and CEO of Freshworks (previously known as Freshdesk). I am 36 years old, married and live with my wife and two boys in Chennai, India. This is the story of how I quit my comfortable job and launched my own startup. Hope you like it.
Shahed Khan is the Founder of Loom. He previously worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NFX, a venture capital firm focused on investing in networks and marketplaces.
Prior to NFX, Shahed was an Analyst at Los Angeles based venture capital firm, Upfront Ventures.
Former Fortune 500 growth consultant turned digital entrepreneur. Currently runs a product studio that builds, grows and sells profitable internet companies and teaches online entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses faster.
Noah started is entrepreneur journey creating multiple projects in college. After college He started his first real startup CoffeePass with his roommate. CoffeePass was an app like the Starbucks app but for local coffee shops. After working on the startup for two years it was acquired. Now Noah is indie hacking building businesses at a smaller scale that can at least work for him and his family. Potion.so is his current focus. Its a website builder built on top of Notion. Create custom styled websites on top of your Notion content.
Built an Instagram agency by sending cold emails, transitioned into an agency that sends cold emails for other people, made a cold email course, then made software apps for those who bought the course and other cold emailers
2014 I founded HRForecast (peopleForecast GmbH) together with Florian Fleischmann. Prior to joining HRForecast, I gained interdisciplinary industry experience in various finance and planning roles. I bring with me comprehensive, cross-industry expertise in solving strategic problems in complex, fast-moving environments. I studied business administration at the Technical University of Ingolstadt.
Founder and CTO of indico data solutions, an Enterprise AI solution for unstructured content with an emphasis on text and NLP. He has been building machine learning solutions for startups, governments, and Fortune 100 companies for the past 5 years and is a frequent speaker at AI conferences.
Started being an entrepreneur at 40
Co-founded Qualifio and a few other companies, including 87seconds (Europe's leading video content agency, sold in 2018 to Datawords)
Will step down as Qualifio's CEO in July (and stay Active chairman)
Based in Belgium but started my professional career at PwC in Washington DC
Father of 2 sons
As the CEO of Living Security, Ashley has been the driving force behind the company’s rapid growth. Since its founding in 2017, Living Security has raised more than $20 million for growth and product development and accelerated revenue growth for three consecutive years. Ashley is also continually working to build a diverse and inclusive organization around the belief that the team should reflect the community at large. An adaptable problem solver, Ashley is thoughtful and transparent in her approach to running the company and working with clients toward a singular goal: reduce risk by making people a security asset instead of a liability.
Andrea Volpini is the CEO of WordLift, a visionary web entrepreneur, focusing on semantic web, artificial intelligence and SEO.
WordLift is a semantic platform for online content developed by working at the intersection between semantic technologies, natural language processing, and search engine optimization.
Andrea has 20+ years of world-class experience in online strategies and web publishing.
Adam Robinson is a SaaS entrepreneur who lives in Austin, TX.
After spending 10 years on Wall Street trading credit default swaps at Lehman Brothers, Adam started his first startup called Robly Email Marketing. Robly was bootstrapped, ranked #1 in customer satisfaction in 2017, the company distributed mid 7-figures and was sold for 8-figures.
Adam’s current venture, GetEmails, helps its e-commerce and publishing customers identify their anonymous web traffic and retarget them over email. Adam launched GetEmails in November of 2019 and just crossed 4mm ARR with 6 full-time employees.
Hi! I'm Arav, I'm 13 years old and I'm building Indie Icebreakers,and Indie Rocket. I'm create content, and share Indie stories.
I'm a 22-year-old, formerly obese college dropout turned founder and triathlete. I've lost over 115lbs and completed races up to the 70.3 mi distance while I'm currently training for Ironman Florida (140.6 miles). Passionate about open-source, startups, and pushing myself to the limits.
Filipino by birth, architect by training, salesman by vocation, catholic by faith, family man by commitment, public speaker by demand, and a humanitarian by choice.
After 3 heartbreaking business failures in his 20s in the Construction and outsourcing industry.
He founded REVAstaff.com in 2018, then everything just fell into place.
Ch Daniel (23) created Legit Check By Ch with his brother, David (17) and have gathered 6,000,000 all-time users. Their company helps people authenticate luxury items: clothing, sneakers, bags, watches etc.
Currently they're making $200,000/year using the simple ""send order note"" function of an e-commerce system.
Mike Adams is the CEO and Co-founder of Grain — a tool that empowers remote teams to record, transcribe, annotate, and share the most important moments from virtual meetings in a highlight reel. He previously co-founded Degreed and MissionU (Acq. by WeWork). Mike believes that recorded conversations and the spoken knowledge they generate fundamentally expand our ability to listen, empathize and connect with each other.
Jimmy Alamia is a professional digital marketer and "The New Age CMO", located in Essex County, New Jersey. Jimmy has been marketing on the internet since 1999 and has helped hundreds of clients grow their businesses by utilizing his proven marketing methodology.
Jimmy Leads focuses on the building blocks of: Creating Goals, Formulating Strategy, Building World Class Assets, Executing Tactics & Media Activation, Aligning Marketing with Sales, and Testing, Measurement & KPI.
Jimmy is the creator of MEGALEADS.COM and has worked with SMB and Enterprise companies such as AUTOMATCH, Comodo Cybersecurity, Momentum Solar, Sun Power Solar, NASDAQ, Pershing, Bear Stearns, Citibank, Bank of New York and Kraft General Foods. Jimmy has a B.S. in Mathematics from Pace University in New York City..
Co-founder of Plausible Analytics, a simple, open source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics. Plausible is trusted by 3,000+ subscribers to deliver their website and business insights.
Senior Software Engineer, previously a fellow at Entrepreneur First, a global startup incubator, bootstrapping SaaS products for creators/makers in public
Kevin Yun is cofounder of GrowSurf, referral software for tech startups. He's sharing their journey to $1MM publicly at https://growsurf.com/open as they bootstrap growth for their B2B SaaS. Previously, Kevin founded a UX/UI design bootcamp that was acquired by WeWork/Flatiron in 2018.
I'm an unstoppable learner; currently learning how to build software businesses. I've built 3 products in the past that made $0 and have all been shut down. Launched Chime Social in January 2021, a Twitter scheduling and analytics tool, and first profitable product.
Gil is CEO & co-founder of D-ID, which he established in 2017 with his friends and fellow co-founders COO Sella Blondheim and CTO Eliran Kuta. He has broad experience as a manager and developer in corporate and start-up environments. Gil has commanding experience in a special forces unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, where he focused on computer vision and image processing.
Vik Singh is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of a new enterprise AI startup.
Vik was the CEO and Co-Founder of Infer, a company that provides a predictive platform for helping businesses win more customers. Infer was acquired by Ignite.
Previously, Vik was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV). Before SHV, Vik helped create and architect Yahoo! BOSS, an open search platform that runs over 1 billion queries a month. He also worked at Google and Microsoft, helping ship Google Custom Search and Windows XP SP2 Wireless. At Microsoft Research, he worked under Turing Award winner Dr. Jim Gray.
MIT’s Technology Review listed him as one of the Top 35 under 35 Innovators. Vik has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, Wired, Technology Review, Business Insider and CRM Magazine. He also occasionally writes for TechCrunch and VentureBeat.
He's been a guest speaker at Stanford and Berkeley - as well as designs and teaches computer science and entrepreneurship classes at UC Berkeley.
Vik has filed 13 patents in the areas of search, social networking, systems infrastructure and data modeling. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Alex is co-founder of DIvvy. He enjoys into Sports, Seattle, Salt Lake, Skiing, and Start-ups. He also enjoys building cutting edge fin-tech platform that will literally change the way businesses spend their money.