This company is now valued at $2 million, with an impressive mailing list accounting for 700K subscribers.
In an entertaining blog post from a while ago, Noah personally explains how he saw a niche for the business he had started to work on and needed to validate his MVP.
That’s why he hired a remote developer to code him a Pay Pal integration to start collecting payment through his new website. He started then by selling subscriptions to Imgur PRO, an image sharing website and image host, and then added to a broader list of paid web apps, softwares, and courses too.
To these days, App Sumo still relies on outsourcing for many of their areas and projects.
Started as a side project, Git Hub has now 56 million of projects posted, 600 employees, and Scott Chacon as CIO.
As one of the top companies that pride themselves on taking care of their in-house culture and employees, it might look as a bit of a mistake to list Google here.
Launched in its first iteration in 2004, Basecamp is a web-project development tool that helps businesses and project managers with a set of features to handle project development more efficiently.
The company behind it, 37signals (now re-branded as Basecamp), had started to work on it couple years before because they were directly experiencing some key issues with their client work.
Founded in 2008, Expensify wanted to help people by providing a tool to collect expenses, keep track of receipts and transactions, all in a more convenient way.
Before becoming a company with 130 employees and over 2 million users, Expensify partnered with an outsourced international software house to take care of their back-end systems; this enabled them to concentrate (almost) exclusively on front-end development and ultimately growing their business.