Michael Lynch - On quitting google for indie hacking, bootstrapping to $450K+ ARR in public, writing personal retrospectives and more - #17
Michael Lynch is the founder of TinyPilot. After doing software engineering at Microsoft and Google for 7 years, Michael decided in 2018 to quit and start working for himself by building small software businesses.
From years of negative profit to now building a $450K+ ARR hardware business, Michael joins the show to chat about what made him quit his cushy job at Google, how he builds in public with monthly retrospectives, what he has learned over the 3 years indie hacking and much more.
For engineers interested in working for themselves, check out Michael’s amazing monthly retrospectives (that he’s kept up for years!) that detail the challenges and rewards along his journey.
- Michael’s blog
- Michael on Twitter
- Michael’s course - Hit the Front Page of Hacker News
- Michael’s upcoming book on effective writing for software developers - Refactoring English
Music CreditsVlad Gluschenko — Forest
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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