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My last few year-in-review posts have been written as “x years after [life change].” 2 years after I quit my job. 1 year after I quit blogging. And 2016 seems to be one of the biggest years of change I’ve ever had. Not because I made a different decision or some event happened, but instead because […]Why I ignore great advice from my smartest friends
This spring after a conference in San Diego I was having dinner with two experienced software founders. I asked a question that I’ve been using lately to try to encourage unsolicited advice: “What are some mistakes you see us making in growing ConvertKit?” I know ConvertKit is growing quickly—I’m proud of that—but more praise on the subject […]Email marketing startup ConvertKit raises $1.8m from large group of angel investors
ConvertKit, an email marketing company for professional bloggers, has just announced they closed a funding round of $1.8 million from a large group of angel investors. While a traditional angel round may include up to 20 investors, this round was far over-subscribed with over 6,500 investors participating. This new funding will be used to expand […]From losing money to a 51% profit margin in 5 months
A few months ago I wrote about the difficulty of self-funding a rapidly growing startup. If you haven’t read that yet, go and do that now. I’ll wait. Here’s the quick timeline: JAN 2013 — Started on the idea for ConvertKit JUN 2013 — Reached $2,000 a month in recurring revenue (MRR). SEP 2014 — Revenue declines to $1,330 […]