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Build Your SaaS

144 EpisodesProduced by Transistor.fmWebsite

Interested in building your own SaaS company? Follow the journey of Transistor.fm as they bootstrap a podcast hosting startup.

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How to find a cofounder (our story)

Who are we?

Jon is a Web Designer and Developer in Chicago. Justin is a Product Manager and Podcaster from Canada. 


How did we meet?

We met in 2014 at XOXO in Portland. At the end of the festival, we said to each other: “We should build something together someday.” 

How do you find a cofounder?

  • Go to events!
  • Build your own projects: make stuff, tell people.
  • Build long-term relationships (“I’m never going to team up with someone I just met”)


What should you look for in a cofounder?

  • Complimentary skills
  • They should have their own network
  • Trustworthy
  • Positivity
  • Values 


What we urge you to do

  • Sign real legal documents!
  • Use Stripe Atlas
  • Be really up-front about:
    • Your values
    • Your aspirations: what are you trying to get out of this?
  • Talk to a lawyer


Show notes


Want to start a podcast on Transistor? Justin has a special coupon for you: get 15% off your first year of hosting: transistor.fm/justin

★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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