#105 – A new iteration of Bootstrapped

This is a short and special episode in which I share some news about the podcast.

Back in 2013, Ian Landsman and Andrey Butov started the Bootstrapped podcast together.

Over the next few years they created more than 100 excellent episodes.

Now Andrey and Ian both want to concentrate on their core products. But instead of ending the podcast altogether, they’ve given me the opportunity to pick it up and continue with new episodes.

I’m grateful for this opportunity – I’ve been a loyal listener since almost day one, and I’ve learnt many things by listening along.

So starting with this episode, I’m your new host.

I’ve been bootstrapping since 2008, and over that time I’ve had two successful products and a few failures. These days I focus on building Feature Upvote, my B2B SaaS.

For now, I’m going to host the podcast alone, but that will change if I find the right cohost. In each episode I’m interviewing a bootstrapper, who can share with us their story. Hopefully we’ll have something to learn from each guest.

I’m aiming to release a new episode every two weeks.

You can already listen to my first full episode, in which I talk with Sylvestre Dupont from Parseur. Sylvestre did something many of us dream of – once his bootstrapped business was earning enough for him and his wife to live on, they moved to a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. Go and listen to episode 106 to hear the full story.