Episode Summary

If you’ve ever thought about bootstrapping your own side project to meaningful revenue and scale, this episode is for you. Today I’m talking to Maxime Berthelot of Buffer and PixelMe.

PixelMe was conceived next to a pool in Bali, but this is not a digital nomad story — both founders are based in France. In fact, Maxime didn’t even quit his day job as Product Manager of Growth at Buffer. Yet the pair have managed to validate their concept and reach $5K in monthly recurring revenue.

I spoke with Max about:

- Validating the product without writing code
- Hacking his way to those
first few paying customers
- The radical transparency at both Buffer and
PixelMe
- Balancing time on his side project with his primary job

…and much, much more!

Episode Notes

If you’ve ever thought about bootstrapping your own side project to meaningful revenue and scale, this episode is for you. Today I’m talking to Maxime Berthelot of Buffer and PixelMe.

PixelMe was conceived next to a pool in Bali, but this is not a digital nomad story — both founders are based in France. In fact, Maxime didn’t even quit his day job as Product Manager of Growth at Buffer. Yet the pair have managed to validate their concept and reach $5K in monthly recurring revenue.

I spoke with Max about:

  • Validating the product without writing code
  • Hacking his way to those first few paying customers
  • The radical transparency at both Buffer and PixelMe
  • Balancing time on his side project with his primary job

…and much, much more!

About the Show

SaaS founders and innovators share their story! ChartMogul's SaaS Open Mic podcast talks to the most inspiring innovators behind high-growth subscription businesses, identifying key components of their success. ChartMogul helps thousands of businesses use data to understand their customers and reach sustainable growth.