Building a $1 Million Business with Jesse Patel of WorkFlowy

Jesse Patel is the cofounder of WorkFlowy, a simple organizational tool that helps you create lists to stay on top of your daily tasks. WorkFlowy has more than 200,000 active users and it’s bringing in close to $1,000,000 a year in revenue.

We covered a lot in this interview, including challenges with his cofounder Mike, competing with the giants and staying productive day-to-day.

Some questions I ask:

  • Why did you decide to build WorkFlowy in the first place?
  • How much attention do you pay to copycats and your competition?
  • Is it sensible to start a company without a co-founder?
  • What’s the recipe for a good cofounder relationship?
  • Tell me how does your typical workday look like?

Things we talk about:

  • Biggest lessons from being at Y Combinator
  • Ditching an idea to work on WorkFlowy
  • Going from 0 to 200,000 monthly active users
  • Why most internet businesses fail and never get traction
  • Productivity and getting stuff done

Links & resources mentioned in the episode

This podcast episode was produced by Oscar Hamilton.

Siimon Sander

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