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Part 1 - How StatusPage Went from Zero to a Million Dollars in 18 Months - Scott Klein

Part 1 – How StatusPage Went from Zero to a Million Dollars in 18 Months – with Scott Klein [086]

Part 1 – How StatusPage Went from Zero to a Million Dollars in 18 Months

Scott Klein is the co-founder of StatusPage, a Y-Combinator-backed startup that lets you create a hosted status page for your app or website. You can use the status page to display downtime notifications, performance metrics, or any other information that your customers might need to know. StatusPage launched in 2013 and has raised about $250,000 to date. Its customers include companies such as KISSmetrics, Vimeo, and Kickstarter.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The importance of finding balance in your life and how to avoid some of the pitfalls of Silicon Valley culture
  • How Scott got to sit down with Mark Zuckerberg and learned the importance of knowing yourself to find inspiration
  • How people told them that they’d never pay for their product because they could build it themselves over a weekend
  • How the team overcame those challenges and their own doubts to get to over a million dollars in revenue
  • Why the co-founders didn’t do customer interviews to validate their idea (and what they did instead)

Success Quote

  • “Wisdom is just being able to listen to your own advice” — Sam Harrison

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