Bootstrapping to $8k/Month Revenue & Interviewing 500+ Founders (Courtland Allen, Indie Hackers)

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Courtland Allen is a software engineer, designer, MIT grad, Y Combinator alum, and the founder of Indie Hackers (, a community of tech entrepreneurs. In this interview, he explains how he bootstrapped Indie Hackers to $8k/month revenue before selling the company to Stripe in 2017, and what he’s learned from interviewing over 500 startup founders.

15:04 – Courtland’s podcast episode with Dave DeSandro of Metafizzy (
18:22 – Indie Hackers Start Here page (