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Saas District - Akeel Jabber | Horizen Capital Episode 54, 30th October 2020

#54 How to Build A SaaS an Hour a Day with Mubashar Iqbal

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Mubashar is the co-founder at Founderpath, a platform that helps SaaS Founders get capital without selling any equity. Mubs has been tinkering with computers since he was about 8 years old and  started building websites in 1995. He loves making many things, a perk that led him to be selected as ProductHunt's maker of the year for 2016, runner up in 2015 and 2017.

At the beginning of his career he worked mostly with Internet startups in San Francisco and New York. Now he’s been trying to help others to make more products and most recently he’s been building SaaS Businesses in just one hour a day.

For the last nine years he has been living in New York's TechValley with his wife Robin and his 2 daughters.

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 01:15 -  Mubs Background & Launching Founderpath 
  • 03:06 - SaaS In An Hour a Day Project
  • 04:49 - Is One Hour A Day Feasible For Any Founder To Build a SaaS?
  • 07:17 - Playbook from validating to building your product 
  • 14:03 - Initial Costs Bootstraping Your SaaS Project
  • 15:38 - Useful & Practicals Tools When Building a SaaS
  • 19:39 - SaaS Funding Without Giving Up Equity
  • 21:56 - 96 SaaS Businesses so Far instead Of Focusing On One
  • 25:13 - Product-Market Fit as Quick As Possible
  • 27:14 - Quick Balance Between Growth, MVP, Soft Launching & Promoting
  • 28:35 - Least Effective & Failed Growth Experiments
  • 31:01 - Partner With  Like-Minded Experts out of your Skill Sets
  • 32:23 - Advice & Tools For Non-Technical People That Want To Make a SaaS
  • 37:25 - What Does Success Means To Mubs Today

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