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

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Near death VC experience to $25k p/m bootstrapped - Kyle Gawley, Gravity

<p>Kyle Gawley is the founder of <a href="https://usegravity.app/">Gravity</a>, which he’s bootstrapped to over $25k p/m. In 2012, he scaled a vc-backed company, called Get Invited, to $5m in sales, before a near-death experience made him rethink how he lived his life. Now, Kyle is travelling the world building his bootstrapped SaaS. Let’s find out how he did it.</p><p><a href="https://indiebites.com/membership">Join the Indie Bites membership</a> 👈</p><p><strong>What we covered in this episode</strong></p><ul> <li>Starting out on the VC path</li> <li>What Kyle loved about working in VC</li> <li>Having a near death experience<ul><li><a href="https://blog.usegravity.app/indie-hackers-podcast-interview-with-kyle-gawley-from-gravity/">Listen to Kyle on Indie Hackers</a></li></ul> </li> <li>How he changed his life after</li> <li>Deciding to become a digital nomad</li> <li>Starting Gravity to solve his own problem</li> <li>What Gravity is for non-technical folks</li> <li>Pricing, should you go cheap or upstream?</li> <li>Using Twitter and SEO for customer acquisition</li> <li>Kyle’s thoughts on single focus vs small bets</li> <li><a href="https://aigraphics.io/">Kyle’s new AI project</a></li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://zerotosold.com/"><strong>Zero to Sold</strong></a> by Arvid Kahl</li> <li>Podcast: Indie Bites (how meta)</li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/levelsio"><strong>Pieter Levels</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Kyle</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/kylegawley"><strong>Twitter</strong></a></li> <li><a href="https://kylegawley.com/"><strong>Personal site</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://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrLyS9b5VwK4P3jMnekEDEA">Indie Bites YouTube</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://www.ramenclub.so/uk"><strong>Ramen Club</strong></a></p><p>My favourite community has just got a significant upgrade as it rebrands to Ramen Club, the best community to help you get to Ramen Profitability.</p><p><br>Ramen club has 4 remote coworking sessions a week, masterminds, accountability calls, live AMAs, a fractional CFO, in-house VA, discounts and so much more. But most of all, the founder Charlie has done a wonderful job at cultivating a wonderfully friendly and supportive community.</p><p>To join the world's most supportive community for bootstrapped founders to reach ramen profitable and beyond, head to <a href="http://ramenclub.so/"><strong>ramenclub.so</strong></a> and use code "INDIEBITES" to let Charlie know I sent you and get 50% off your first month.</p>
Published Nov 08, 2022