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Saas District - Akeel Jabber | HoriZen Capital Episode 103, 22nd April 2021

Bootstrapping a Successful IP Geolocation SaaS From a Side Hustle to Now Growing 50% YoY With Ben Dowling #103

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Ben is the Founder & CEO at IPinfo.io & Host.io, a reliable in depth source of IP addresses data handling roughly 20 billion API requests per month for 100,000 businesses and developers.

Ben was the former CTO at Calm.com worked at Facebook as an Software Engineer as well as various other startups across the UK.

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 Contentfy, Your On-Demand Content Team (Sponsor)
  • 02:04 - Ben’s Background, Past Positions & Ventures
  • 09:31 - Entrepreneur Deciding to Return Back to the Workforce 
  • 12:11 - Process from Idea to launching IPinfo
  • 15:51 - From Side Hustle Dedicated to Deciding to Go Full Time
  • 22:21 - IPinfo in Terms of Size & What has Worked Best in Terms of Growth
  • 25:39 - Bootstrap vs Building from Scratch Without Outside Capital
  • 27:51 - Current Growth Trajectory 
  • 18:56 - Tips & Tricks for Those Looking to Bootstrap Their Next Idea
  • 30:25 - How’s IPinfo Innovating & Standing Out from Other IP Data Providers
  • 34:12 -  Improve Customer Experience & Conversions
  • 37:51 - Advice Ben’s Would Tell his 25 Year old Self
  • 39:50 -  Biggest Challenges Ben is Facing Right Now
  • 41:00 - Instrumental Resources for Ben’s Success
  • 43:49 - What does Success mean to Ben Today
  • 44:54 - Get in Touch with Ben

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