GumRoad Founder Pledges $5Million A Year To Early Stage Startups

Good news early stage startups, fellow hustler and GumRoad founder Sahil Lavingia just shared this bit of great news

From his statement:

“I am the founder & CEO of Gumroad, which I started in 2011 and raised $10M+ for from Kleiner Perkins, Lowercase Capital, First Round, Naval Ravikant, Max Levchin, and others. I wrote a post about that journey here. Today, Gumroad is at $10M ARR, growing 100% year over year, with a team of 10.

I am also a designer and engineer. I can empathize with and help founders solve real problems. I also know when investors should get out of the way”

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With more and more startups and talent realizing there’s massive gate keeping in the VC world, several players like Sahil are leading the charge in paving new roads, ones with less middle(wo)men, and more builders

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Notable of course, is that Sahil is one of the best examples of someone who bootstrapped their way to where they are, they didn’t play the traditional VC game – something he’s helping more founders do via his initiative

Notably, Google and Microsoft have also come forward with game changing initiative such as their providing certification courses for free (or very little)

He’s got a point there

Think you’re ready? What better time than now 👉 apply here

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Here’s to escaping average 🤙

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