I launched the company in 2006, driven by a vision to create simple web forms (and fuelled by gallons of Starbucks coffee). So much has changed since those early days.
Taking the bootstrapping path led me to build Jotform in one of the most competitive industries around: online forms. Even Google Forms stepped into the ring, and remains one of our toughest competitors.
But we persevered — for 15 years and counting. We’re still one of the leading players, with +10 million users and +300 employees, and we’ve done it without taking a single dime in outside funding.
As Jotform recently turned 15, and unveiled our first new brand in over a decade, I’ve been inspired to pause and look back in the rear-view mirror.
I believe that bootstrapping is a great approach for entrepreneurs. And in this AMA, I’d love to share everything I’ve learned from growing my startup to 10 million users without selling my soul to investors.
Got any questions for me? Ask away!
Over the next couple of days, I'll be answering them here.