Ground Up Podcast

Lessons from 7+ Years of Bootstrapping ProfitWell with Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell sits down with John to share the peaks and valleys of bootstrapping ProfitWell over the last 7 years, including making $0 in year one, managing product/market fit, building a consulting model to help sell Price Intelligently, and going through 2 bouts with cancer.

Rachael Bassey Rachael Bassey on September 23, 2019 • 1 minute read

For a while, Patrick Campbell was too embarrassed to refer to himself as CEO. 

The company was too small.

They didn’t generate enough revenue. 

They weren’t funded. Or growing fast enough.

All things that every bootstrap founder says to him or herself.

But, in the 7 years since founding Price Intelligently, now ProfitWell, Campbell has powered through most obstacles on his way to ushering in a movement around the subscription economy, including:

  • Making $0 in year 1
  • Working through product/market fit issues
  • Running a service/consulting in paralell with your software
  • 2 bouts with cancer

There’s a lot to learn here, both personally and professionally.

Enjoy.

Get the next episode of Ground Up in time for your morning commute. Subscribe here and listen in your favorite app.

About the author
Rachael Bassey
Rachael Bassey is a community development specialist at Databox. She believes our silenced stories can change the world if shared. She loves to travel, volunteer and capture moments with her camera.
You may also like...
Read more

The 4 Principles G2’s CMO Used to Grow Monthly Organic Visitors from 500k to 5 Million

Rapid growth is hard—consistent rapid growth at scale is even more of a challenge. Here, Ryan Bonnici explains the 4 principles that helped G2 10X organic visitors.

Ground Up Podcast   |  Mar 17

Read more

The 3-Step Approach HubSpot’s VP of Marketing Uses to Set Goals for Continuous Growth

HubSpot’s VP of Marketing, Kieran Flanagan, recently shared the key learnings that helped HubSpot instill a culture of growth throughout the entire company.

Ground Up Podcast   |  Feb 26

Read more

Vimeo’s Journey to Full-Service SaaS & One Million Paying Subscribers

On this episode of Ground Up, Vimeo’s Melissa Matlins dives deep into Vimeo’s journey to become a full-service video platform and how they’re repositioning the brand to support that.

Ground Up Podcast   |  Dec 9 2019