Founder Stories

About Canny and our adventures in bootstrapping a startup

How we’ve managed to attract top talent to our early-stage startup

How we’ve managed to attract top talent to our early-stage startup

Hiring top talent can be crucial to the success of your business. Here’s how we’ve been able to attract rockstars to our small team.

A year of writing

A year of writing

Being able to articulate thoughts in a concise, easy to understand way is a practiced skill. The only way I’m going to get better at it is by doing it. Here are some things I’m doing to be a better writer this year.

Reflections from the last 2 years as a founder

Reflections from the last 2 years as a founder

Two years ago, Sarah quit her comfortable desk job at Facebook. Here are some things she learned along the way.

Building your brand by telling your story

Building your brand by telling your story

Telling your story is a great way to build your brand. Here are some ways we’re using storytelling to build awareness for Canny.

First hire to first fire

First hire to first fire

Being able to hire someone with our hard-earned revenue is very rewarding. But it’s not easy! Read about our experience and takeaways from growing our team.

How to be productive without an office

How to be productive without an office

Whether you’re living in a big city, traveling, or something in between, you don’t need an office to be productive. Here are some tips for productivity without an office.

Year in review: Lessons learned from bootstrapping our SaaS startup

Year in review: Lessons learned from bootstrapping our SaaS startup

It’s officially been a year since we launched our SaaS startup, Canny. We’re proud of how far we’ve come, but we’d definitely do some things differently. Here are the highlights of our journey so far, and some of our biggest learning lessons.

How we Bootstrapped our SaaS Startup to Ramen Profitability

How we Bootstrapped our SaaS Startup to Ramen Profitability

It’s been seven months since we launched our SaaS startup and we’re ramen profitable. Canny makes enough to pay for its own expenses and our personal living expenses. This is far less money than we made working at Facebook, but a huge milestone for our bootstrapped startup.

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. Read about our life on the road as we build Canny around the world – starting in Europe.

What you’ll get out of Y Combinator’s Startup School

What you’ll get out of Y Combinator’s Startup School

We just completed the inaugural batch of Y Combinator’s Startup School for our startup Canny. It was a blast, and we learned a ton. For those of you thinking about doing the next batch, we’d love to share our experience with you. We also have ideas for how YC

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