From $50m VC-backed to $20k MRR notes app - Alex MacCaw, Reflect (prev. Clearbit)

Alex MacCaw is the founder of Reflect, a note taking app which he’s grown to $20k MRR with a team of 4. Previously, he was the co-founder of Clearbit, a VC-backed company that scaled to $50m in revenue. After stepping down as CEO of Clearbit, he decided to focus on doing the stuff he enjoys. So he’s sailing around the world building an app that gets him excited every day.

👉 My side project, Whitstable Craft Co.

What we covered in this episode:
  • Why Alex dropped out of school
  • Coding without a CS degree
  • Being unemployable
  • Starting Clearbit
  • Stepping down as CEO of Clearbit
  • Boostrapping Reflect
  • Why another note taking app?
  • Building what you enjoy
  • Growing to 20k MRR
  • Getting the first users for your product
  • Sailing around the world
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Creators and Guests

James McKinven
James McKinven
Host of the Indie Bites podcast & founder of PodPanda.
Alex MacCaw
Alex MacCaw
Founder of Reflect Notes (prev. Clearbit)
From $50m VC-backed to $20k MRR notes app - Alex MacCaw, Reflect (prev. Clearbit)
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