Startups For the Rest of Us

The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped and mostly bootstrapped startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.


Episode 566 | From Bootstrapped to Venture Backed with Hana Mohan

In Episode 566, Rob Walling chats with Hana Mohan about her journey as a SaaS founder. They compare and contrast bootstrapping and being venture-backed, hiring a chief of staff early on as a startup founder, and more.

The topics we cover

[2:17] Intro

[3:36] Deciding not to bootstrap MagicBell

[6:34] The team Composition at MagicBell

[9:15] The marketing approaches that are working today.

[10:47] Technology behind MagicBell

[19:32] Bootstrapping vs raising funding

[24:24] The importance of finding the right investors and hiring the right people

[25:27] Hiring a Chief of Staff

Links from the show
  • Starting a new tech business as a transgender woman
  • From Bootstrapped to Venture-Backed with Hana Mohan
  • Hana Mohan (@unamashana) | Twitter


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 2021-09-07  33m