First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
74
Average duration
00:15:28

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Bootstrapping, AppSumo deals and productivity tools - Macgill Davis / Will Goto, Rize.io

<p>Macgill Davis and Will Goto are the founders of <a href="https://rize.io/"><strong>Rize</strong></a>, a time-tracking platform that helps you increase your productivity, started in August 2020. Will and Macgill met at a company called Peer, which then got acquired by Twitter, they then left Twitter and founded a company called Humble Dot, which they raised for but unfortunately had to shut down.</p><p><a href="https://indiebites.com/membership">Join the membership for extended conversations</a> ๐Ÿ‘ˆ</p><p><strong>What we covered in this episode:</strong></p><ul> <li>Working on a side project while at Twitter</li> <li>Raising funding then leaving their jobs</li> <li>Co-founders with the same technical background</li> <li>A different approach to finding a co-founder</li> <li>Shutting down a business when itโ€™s not doing well</li> <li>Searching for a new idea and solving your own problem</li> <li>Creating a landing page and running some ads</li> <li>Picking a market to focus on</li> <li>Time tracking for productivity</li> <li>Getting traction through AppSumo</li> <li>Cash up front with lifetime deals</li> <li>Raising vs bootstrapping</li> <li>How to be more productive</li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://uk.bookshop.org/a/5782/9780349411903"><strong>Deep Work</strong></a> by Cal Newport, <a href="https://uk.bookshop.org/a/5782/9781847941831"><strong>Atomic Habits</strong></a> by James Clear</li> <li>Podcast: <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/7Cvsbcjhtur7nplC148TWy"><strong>The Rest is History</strong></a>/<a href="https://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/revolutions_podcast/"><strong>Revolutions</strong></a>, <a href="https://mastersofscale.com/"><strong>Masters of Scale</strong></a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/tdinh_me"><strong>Tony Dinh</strong></a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/arvidkahl"><strong>Arvid Kahl</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/macgillbdavis"><strong>Macgill on Twitter</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/wrgoto"><strong>Will on Twitter</strong></a></li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Me</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jmckinven"><strong>Twitter</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/indiebitespod"><strong>Indie Bites Twitter</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://jamesmckinven.com/"><strong>Personal Website</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://whistablecraftco.com/"><strong>Buy A Wallet</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://2hourpodcast.com/"><strong>2 Hour Podcast Course</strong></a></li> <li> <a href="https://podpanda.co/"><strong>PodPanda</strong></a> (hire me to edit your podcast)</li> </ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href="https://figura.digital/"><strong>Figura</strong></a><strong><br></strong><br>Often great design makes products stand out in this day and age; stop trying to figure it out yourself. Figura offers vetted product designers for startups and fast-growing companies. Find your first designer or contractor, or land a helping hand for your product in less than 48hours. Save $199 and start your project for free, using code <strong>"INDIE199"</strong>.</p><p>Head to <a href="https://figura.digital/"><strong>figura.digital</strong></a> to try it out.</p>
Published Oct 04, 2022