Hi, I’m Rob. I make things.

I’m a serial startup founder, angel investor, and author. I’ve been sharing what I learn since 2005.

More than a decade later I’ve sold a few companies, wrote a bestselling book, been interviewed in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Inc., received a Wikipedia page, and reached hundreds of thousands of people through hundreds of interviews, talks, books and articles.

If you’re interested in startups, SaaS, or bootstrapping, enter your email to download my second book for free (titled Start Marketing the Day You Start Coding, And Other Essays). It’s a 170-page ebook collecting my best articles from the past decade+.

And I bet you’ll be interested in a few other things I make:


My first book on how to bootstrap a startup: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup.

My third book (co-written with my wife), coming soon: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together.


Startups for the Rest of Us and Zen Founder

Conference Talks

Here are my most popular talks:


The most popular conference for self-funded startups: MicroConf