"I’m a self-taught developer who went on mini-retirement in 2017. And started Trends in 2020. I help founders and investors find new markets and ideas. Each week."
My main project wasn’t getting traction. Trends was a way to blow off steam. When it started getting more attention than the original project, I switched gears. I'm writing an essay on this right now.
Trends.vc gives founders and investors weekly reports on new markets and ideas. Usually less than 1K words. High signal-to-noise.
I had a small list from a book I released chapter-by-chapter. The B2B SaaS Marketing Playbook. I didn’t use the list for Trends. Some of them found Trends organically.
Focusing on quality and surrounding myself with great people.
It's not advertised. But I have calls with Trends Pro members. Email replies also help. And Twitter. There’s no shortage of feedback.
There were two stages.
It's storytelling. And stories are powerful.
The B2B SaaS Marketing Playbook. I did daily stand ups organized by Janice on Indie Hackers.
Not sure. I knew that social accountability was effective. Perhaps that's why I initially avoided it.
Pieter Levels. He inspired a lot of us.
It may not be for you if you don't have a moat. Or if your prospective customers or employees don't care. Trends #0015 — Open Startups breaks this down.
Community is up next. Then a fund. Both will be unique.
Going to an Indie Hackers Atlanta meetup. That night:
These people changed my life.