Author: Sarah Hum

Reflections from the last 2 years as a founder

Reflections from the last 2 years as a founder

Two years ago, I quit my comfortable desk job at Facebook. Last week, I tweeted this: One and a half years into my job there, I left it all behind and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I didn’t quit because I hated my job. I quit

Building your brand by telling your story

Building your brand by telling your story

Last month I spoke at Uppercase, an online conference by the team at Missinglettr that brought in over 100 speakers. Thanks to everyone who came out and especially to those that sent a note afterward. Public speaking has always been a fear of mine so I really

First hire to first fire

First hire to first fire

Let’s rewind back to February 2018: Canny was almost officially one year old. We were sitting at a cool $9k of MRR The team was still two founders, Andrew and me We were starting to feel stretched thin. From building product to doing marketing, we split founder time into

SaaS Pricing: Lessons from 4 pricing changes

SaaS Pricing: Lessons from 4 pricing changes

We launched Canny almost a year ago. During that time, we reached ramen profitability. We also changed our pricing four times. As a bootstrapped startup, we needed to monetize from the start. Not to mention, paying customers is a great signal for product-market fit. We knew

Building our startup as digital nomads

Building our startup as digital nomads

We left our jobs in California, moved out, and embraced the digital nomad lifestyle. Get to know our origin stories as we build Canny around the world.

Debunking concerns around public roadmaps

Debunking concerns around public roadmaps

Public roadmaps have become more popular over the past couple years, for good reason. Founders have written about why they publicize their roadmaps. The main reasons being that: Your users will love you for it You will improve your product with user feedback You will keep your team accountable Making your

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