Here are 5 small wins from my week 👀
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After shipping ~30 consecutive editions of this newsletter in a row, I missed last week.
I was on a family trip to Florida enjoying the beach and rolling in the sand with my 2 year old son.(yes, there was a lot of rolling because he thought it was sooo funny!)
It bummed me out that I missed my hot streak but today one of my founder friends reminded me to give myself some grace. (S/o Edgar!) I’m ready to rekindle my streak with this week’s quick and short edition with highlight a few of my recent small wins so here we go.
5 WINS OF THE WEEK:
April 10, shipped Leaderbird’s public beta and now we’re at 22 paying customers which is roughly $264 MRR 🤯 The reaction and feedback so far has been amazing incredible. Here’s how it looks. Sign up here if you’re interested to gamify your Twitter journey.
April 10, shipped a new podcast episode with Arvid Kahl, the legend. Been receiving some really positive reactions to the interview.
April 10, invited Dru Riley as a Fireside Chat guest at BIPF and he did his magic
April 12, invited Arvid Kahl as a Fireside guest at BIPF and he crushed it
April 13, hosted the Wrap-Up session which was filled with gratitudes, love and powerful reflections by the BIPF Fellows. The 6 weeks of this cohort have gone by so quick. Stay tuned for the next cohort’s announcement. Here’s the waitlist.
What a week! I am energized and grateful!
Shoutouts and Sponsors
#1. How I Built This In Public: Khe Hy
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#2. How I Built This In Public: Michelle Marcelline
I recently interviewed and featured Michelle (co-founder of Typedream) on the BIP newsletter as well. She was born and raised in Indonesia and moved to the US in 2015 for college where she met her 4 co-founders in CS101 and they’ve been building projects together ever since. After graduating, they decided to quit their day jobs just after 3 months to pursue the startup life full time. And got into Y Combinator and now are building Typedream in public. Check out the interview and her lessons here.
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And that’s a wrap for now!
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