I turned my side-project into a startup. I'm Ido Shamun, AMA!

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Ido Shamun Thanks for the AMA!

I love daily.dev, I have been using it as my new tab page for a couple of weeks now.

  1. How did you know it was time to make the jump from side-project to startup? Did you get an initial investment which allowed you to do so?

  2. What has been one of your most challenging problems with daily.dev? What did you do to solve it?

  3. Is a bowl of cereal considered soup?

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Corey O'Donnell thanks for using daily.dev and being here ๐Ÿคฉ

  1. We decided to turn daily.dev into a startup, once we felt that we achieved "product-market-fit". Meaning that our product delivers value to our users (devs). We didn't get an initial investment (and actually turned one down), we currently live on our savings. This is a risk you have to take as a founder if you truly believe in your idea.

  2. Growth for sure! It's a constant problem, you never solve it but we're doing our best to keep it going. We found out that writing blogs and community are the best ways to increase our reach. We're also seeing good results from YouTube ads.

  3. I would like to say yes, but it's definitely a tricky one!