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I've bootstrapped a remote company to profitability with $0 in VC. 2 years in we power knowledge bases for multiple Fortune 500 companies, and serve more than 30 million articles a month.

12th September 2018

Building a real business remotely, without venture capital

A talk by Jake Peters
CEO, HelpDocs

In a world of huge VC rounds, multi-million dollar exits and a churn-and-burn approach to growth, it's easy to forget that businesses are supposed to (at some point) make money.

Over the last 2 years I've rejected (and been rejected by) more VCs than I can I remember, acquired a competitor, and turned down some seriously large acquisition offers.

All in the pursuit of a business that I actually want to run. One that supports our fledgling team, and that I enjoy coming to work at every day.

Comments (2)

Did you change to Intercom before Drift launched their help product?

2 years ago

Loved this talk. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing the experience of starting and growing HelpDocs as a bootstrapped company. I have to say I LOVE the content marketing you guys are doing. I always get something out of your articles :)

2 years ago

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