MicroConf Refresh Episode 56: From Failure to Five Figure MRR - The 6 Mistakes We Learned From Our First Failed Startup - Pierre de Wulf

Episode 56 October 26, 2022 00:42:20
MicroConf Refresh Episode 56: From Failure to Five Figure MRR - The 6 Mistakes We Learned From Our First Failed Startup - Pierre de Wulf
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 56: From Failure to Five Figure MRR - The 6 Mistakes We Learned From Our First Failed Startup - Pierre de Wulf
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Show Notes

In this talk from MicroConf Growth Europe 2021, Pierre de Wulf of ScrapingBee walks through 6 key mistakes he made on his journey from a failed startup to building a profitable SaaS.

ScrapingBee is now over $1.5 million in ARR. 

 

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Links from the pod:

ScrapingBee

MicroConf Youtube Channel

MicroConf Europe Tickets- Malta I Nov 15-17, 2022  

Pierre de Wulf I Twitter

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