Welcome to Startups for the Rest of Us, the podcast that helps developers, designers and entrepreneurs be awesome at launching software products. Whether you’ve built your fifth product or you’re thinking about your first.
With nearly 2 decades of experience starting, growing, and mentoring startups, your host Rob Walling is here to share his experiences so you can avoid the mistakes he (and his guests) have made.
Rob Walling has built and sold multiple SaaS companies, most recently Drip.
He co-founded the most popular conference and community for ambitious, bootstrapped SaaS, called MicroConf.
He wrote the book on how to bootstrap a startup, Start Small, Stay Small.
And he started TinySeed, the first accelerator designed for SaaS bootstrappers.
He has also invested in more than 55 startups, including WP Engine, CartHook, and SparkToro.
Learn more about Rob at robwalling.com.
Mike, Host Emeritus
Mike co-hosted the show with Rob for the first 448 episodes before stepping back to focus on his startup for managing email follow-ups, Bluetick.
Mike Taber has worked as an engineer for several companies over the years, including: 2K Innovations Corporation, Clearwire Technologies, and Wegman Food Markets.
After leaving Wegman he wound up at Pedestal Software in Boston. Pedestal was a startup that was acquired by Altiris two years later for $70 million. Six months after the acquisition, he started flying solo and has been on his own ever since.
You can keep track of what he’s up to at Bluetick.