Founder Stories

About Canny and our adventures in bootstrapping a startup

Starting a startup with your significant other: what it’s really like

Starting a startup with your significant other: what it’s really like

Starting a business with your significant other can be really exciting. Is it always a good idea, though? Here’s how we do it and what works for us.

Canny’s guide to growing your team at your bootstrapped startup

Canny’s guide to growing your team at your bootstrapped startup

Getting hiring right when bootstrapping is a challenging but critical task. Here’s how we approach startup hiring and how you can do it too.

Canny cottage near Toronto: post-retreat reflections

Canny cottage near Toronto: post-retreat reflections

Let’s go behind the scenes of our latest team retreat near Toronto. We’ll tell you all about the planning, execution, and lessons we learned from this experience.

How design can help your startup stand out: tips from a designer founder

How design can help your startup stand out: tips from a designer founder

I’m Sarah Hum – a designer co-founder at Canny. Here’s how design principles guide our product development. And here’s how you can use them for your startup!

Canny in Japan: post-retreat reflections + videos & tips for team retreats

Canny in Japan: post-retreat reflections + videos & tips for team retreats

We flew 14 team members from 10 different cities to Tokyo. We spent 9 days together working, exploring, singing, and brainstorming. Here’s what went down.

Canny year 7: welcoming 4 new cannisters!

Canny year 7: welcoming 4 new cannisters!

We still can’t fully comprehend it, but Canny’s team is 18 people (we call ourselves “cannisters”) now! We want to introduce some of our newest cannisters.

How to handle productivity guilt as a SaaS founder

How to handle productivity guilt as a SaaS founder

Startup founders are built to doubt themselves. So here are a few tips on how to handle productivity guilt and regain your confidence.

Meet Canny’s Class of 2022!

Meet Canny’s Class of 2022!

Canny grew a lot in 2022. Not only are we working with more companies than ever, we have also built a ton of new features. To do all of that, we needed to grow our team… a lot. Get to know our new team members in this post.

Canny in Mexico City: Post-retreat reflections [+video!]

Canny in Mexico City: Post-retreat reflections [+video!]

We go on international team retreats twice a year. In this post we share how we organize these retreats, maximize our time together, and foster team building. There’s also a sweet highlights video, so check it out!

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