I suspect that having an investor sell you their shares back for $1, talking about failing at your life goal, and other things in this post were actually legitimately hard to write about. I can imagine a version of this post that’s humble-bragging and it wouldn’t have included any of those things.
Great piece. I felt some of the same things even though we sold our company for $50M. I wrote about it here: https://medium.com/@jimgreer/we-also-failed-to-build-a-billion-dollar-company-b7a2aab742cf
Thank you for sharing! As a long time seller on Gumroad, I have been following your story for years. I was encouraged at the beginning, concerned in the middle, and ecstatic when Gumroad became profitable. Sustainability is underrated.
Sahil, you are a product visionary to people like me. Gumroad has made a huge impact on my…
I like the fact that you acknowledge the people behind Gumroad. People who have made contributions and are likely still providing contributions to it. Just shows the kind of leader you are. Kudos.