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Are you interested in starting a boostrapped, indie software business?

This is a collection of stories about how some bootstrapped, indie businesses started. Learn about what worked, get inspired and start your own business!

CodePen

3 cofounders who worked at SurveyMonkey started CodePen as a side project.

First version took a month to build. Got 1,000 signups first week, didn't expect that.

Early marketing: Chris Coyier drove 70% of early traffic via tweet. He already had a big following on Twitter at the time.

Timeline:

Written in Ruby. Started on RackSpace, moved to AWS.

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