In this episode, Rob talks with Josh Pigford in a first appearance since the sale of Baremetrics for $4m. They discuss his seven-year journey to build Baremetrics, the details of the sale, and Josh’s post-sale, non-software aspirations.
The topics we cover
- [02:42] Intros
- [04:26] Avoiding capital gains via qualified small business stock.
- [09:08] Josh’s post-sale purchases and other dramatic life shifts
- [13:46] Changes at Baremetrics after sale
- [18:32] Weeks of cash to profitable in 8 months
- [23:20] Breaking through plateaus and product vs marketing for growth out of plateaus
- [30:13] What motivated Josh to start thinking about selling
- [32:58] Launching a new feature called Intros in 2020
- [39:11] Laser tweets and post-sale aspirations
Links from the show
- Episode 244 | Competition, Transparency and Funding with Baremetrics Founder Josh Pigford
- Baremetrics: Subscription Analytics & Insights for Stripe, Braintree, Recurly & more!
- I sold Baremetrics – Baremetrics
- Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) (mentioned at 04:26)
- Four Percent Rule
- How we went from weeks of cash left in the bank to profitable in 8 months (mentioned at 18:42)
- Revenue Dashboard – Baremetrics Demo
- I almost sold Baremetrics for $5m – Baremetrics
- Laser Tweets: Wooden Laser Etched Tweets
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