Starting up

About Canny and our adventures in running a startup

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

How to be productive without an office

How to be productive without an office

If you’re starting a startup, or working remotely for one, you probably don’t have an office. That’s a good thing! Offices are expensive – you may as well be paying rent twice. In the early-stage, you just don’t need one. In the past year we’ve grown our

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. I’ll share the highlights of our journey so far, and some of our biggest learning lessons. In case you don’t

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

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.

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

Introducing Canny

Introducing Canny

Growth is driven by the value you provide your users. Understanding their needs prepares you to deliver more value. This is why listening to user feedback is crucial to being successful. This can be a daunting task, especially as you scale. How do you keep track

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