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Saas District - Akeel Jabber | HoriZen Capital Episode 41, 15th September 2020

Bootstrapping Your SaaS From Zero to $3MM in ARR in Less Than 2 Years with Ankit Dudhwewala #41

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This episode is sponsored by Preppr, a visual planning and publishing tool of content on social media channels like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

https://preppr.com

https://balsamiq.com/go/saas-district/

Ankit is the Co-Founder of Appitsimple Infotek, CallHippo & SofttwareSuggest, he’s an experienced entrepreneur, Marketing Lead, Salesman & head of Growth, most notably Ankit has bootstrapped his first Startup from concept to profit in less than 2 years.

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 - Preppr | Collect Likes While Sleeping (A Word From The Sponsor)
  • 01:02: - Intro
  • 01:52 - The Need For Finding The Right Software
  • 03:28 - Building & Launching SoftwareSuggest in 45 Days While Working Full Time
  • 04:47 - The Decision Behind Bootstrapping Software Suggest 
  • 06:51 - Paying The Building Engineers on Equity 
  • 08:32 - Launching CallHippo VS Doubling Down on Software Suggest
  • 11:12 - Strategies to Reduce The Payback Period on Both Startups
  • 12:32 - Learnings of SoftwareSuggest for CallHippo Launch
  • 16:54 - Key Metrics For a SaaS Owner of 2 Startups
  • 21:05 - How to Structure Capital & Where to focus Budget for Bootstrapped Startups
  • 22:43 - Hiring Critical & Non-Critical Roles
  • 25:52 - User Churn Management for Bootstrapped Startups
  • 30:45 - Building an MVP Quickly or Focus Efforts on Perfecting the Product
  • 33:45 - Ankit’s most bullish Industry for a New Venture
  • 36:03 - Get in Touch with Ankit
  • 36:34 - Outro

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