Joe Speiser ⚡️ Profile picture
Built & scaled 3 startups to $70m+/yr in ad-tech, ecomm & digital media. Now run @HamptonFounders
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May 25 25 tweets 7 min read
$5M revenue in 12 months with $0 funding.

Met his co-founder on Reddit.

Used his own SaaS to grow to 10,000 clients in the saturated email space!

The most unconventional BOOTSTRAPPED company in town🧵 Image Instantly is a cold outreach tool created by @raulkaevand, @nils100km, @rsinstantly, and Sumit (developer).

Their Clients send 5M+ emails through their software daily.

In 12 months, they went from:
May 19 24 tweets 14 min read
Founders learn from each other.

If you're a founder, 21 people you should follow that will make Twitter an A+ experience🧵 1/ @TrungTPhan

• Hilarious
• Informative threads
• Top-tier meme game

My favorite thread:
May 12 30 tweets 8 min read
I've built and sold 10+ startups over the years.

Getting the first 100 customers is where 99% of founders fail.

Here’s my guide on getting your first 100 customers and then scaling to 1,000 & beyond 🧵 In this thread, I will show you how I would implement each of these steps for a specific SaaS.

We're picking a Shopify app: Vitals (I don't know them, nor have ever spoken to them)

Vitals is an all-in-one Conversion Marketing app for Shopify stores. Image
May 8 31 tweets 8 min read
From $0 to $7M ARR in 2 years with $0 funding!

They built the safest automation tool for LinkedIn.

The craziest agency-to-SaaS bootstrap story🧵 Image Yes, LinkedIn can be a cringe fest, but with 900M+ members across 200 countries, it's also the best channel for B2B marketing.

Expandi is a LinkedIn automation tool created by @SmuldersStefan and @GlennExpandi

They currently serve 12K+ customers and make $7M per year.
May 5 11 tweets 5 min read
I run a private network of high-growth founders...

What has become super obvious is that they learn more from one another than any book, course, or mentor.

Here are 9 startup stories that will teach you 10X more than any business school 👇 • Alex Tew founder of @calm and the creator of Million Dollar Homepage

Key lesson: The power of a simple idea + quick execution

Key insight: When you solve a problem that you face, you know the problem better than anyone.

Apr 27 25 tweets 8 min read
From 0 to $1.2M ARR in 6 months & then 3X in a 1 year

5 founders bootstrapped their SaaS getting 60K beta signups

Hotjar's epic 0 to 1 journey🧵 Image Today, they're doing $40M+ ARR

Used by giants like Nintendo, Hubspot, Adobe, and Panasonic.

All while being 100% remote with 170 employees across 33 countries.
Apr 24 26 tweets 7 min read
$2M revenue in 24 months with $0 funding

Competing with BILLION-dollar tools like Slack & MS Teams.

The coolest BOOTSTRAPPED company in town 🧵 Image Missive is the ultimate team communication app, created by the talented trio of @plehoux, @rafbm, and @EtienneLem.

These guys have a whole arsenal of successful projects under their belt, like Lean Ticket, Heliom, and Conference Badge.

Missive was the one that took off.
Apr 18 28 tweets 7 min read
A $55k domain turned into a $500M company.

$100M revenue, 100M+ users, and 400+ remote employees.

The crazy growth story of Chess .com 🧵 Image Erik Allebest and Jay Severson founded Chess .com in 2005.

18 years later –

• ~$100M in annual revenue
• 280M+ monthly website visits
• 250k+ new accounts every day
• 10M games played every day

How did this all begin 👇
Apr 17 27 tweets 6 min read
In 2020, these guys built the world's first virtual Adtech platform.

In 2021, they sold it for $17.5M

They went from idea to selling the company in only 10 months during the lockdown.

The most insane 0 → 1 story 🧵 Image Meet Ben Khakshoor and Sam Drozdov, the founders of Bloxbiz, an advertising platform for the $28B online gaming platform Roblox.

Bloxbiz's ad product hits 75M monthly active players on Roblox.

Bloxbiz dominates the Roblox ad market - because there's no competition.
Apr 3 29 tweets 8 min read
From a YouTuber to making $230M in online car auctions.

This guy is the most-watched car reviewer in the US with 5.5M+ subscribers.

He is a columnist, an author and now an entrepreneur.

The story of the most unconventional automotive guru 🧵 Meet Doug DeMuro, an automotive columnist, author, and YouTuber.

As the author of the bestselling book "Bumper to Bumper" and a YouTube channel with 2B+ views, he is "the guy" of the automotive world.

He built an audience and then monetized it.

And it all started in 2010 👇
Mar 29 26 tweets 7 min read
Facebook killed my startup.

I lost $100M and had to let go 100 employees.

One of the darkest periods of my startup journey.

what happened...🧵 In 2014, I started LittleThings, a feel-good entertainment company.

By 2018, it was thriving.

- On track to make $75m+ year
- Employed 110 creative talents
- Had a promising OTT/Roku streaming channel

Heck, we even outpaced Buzzfeed, ABC, CNN, HuffPo, and Fox!
Mar 27 28 tweets 7 min read
This kid made $1M+ in just 4 months by selling pixels on a website.

7 years later he built a $2B meditation company.

The guy you probably know, the story you don't 👇 Image Meet Alex Tew built 'The Million Dollar Homepage' - a static website with 1M pixels of advertising space.

Within just 30 days of launch, Alex had pocketed $250k and was getting 65k visits a day.

By October 2005, the website had over 1.4k advertisers.
Mar 16 25 tweets 7 min read
GPT-4 can build you an iPhone app, a functioning site from a hand-written note, and even prepare your taxes.

It cleared the BAR Exam, GRE, LSAT, & every other competitive exam better than most of us.

Here's everything that's happening 🧵 It's just been 48 hours & people are going wild

- This guy designed a logo with it.
Mar 6 22 tweets 6 min read
He took $150K in credit card debt to sell UGLY fruits and vegetables.

Today, his company is worth $2B!

The crazy story of Misfits Market and its founder @abhiramesh8 In 2020, Misfits Market shipped a massive 77 million pounds of food to more than 400,000 households across the US!

What started as a 700 sq. ft. storage space, soon became a 10,000 sq. ft. within ONE YEAR.

And today, this company is valued at a mind-blowing $2B!
Feb 28 41 tweets 9 min read
I built a DTC brand (PetFlow) to $70m/yr with Google Ads.

Here's how I did it 👇 Here's the plan:

1. Pre-requisites
2. Target Audience
3. Keyword research
4. Creating killer Ad Copy
5. Google Shopping Ads
6. How to run Google Ads
7. Bonus Points
Feb 24 25 tweets 6 min read
The fastest way to $100k is through a ChatGPT-powered agency

Here's my 8-step process 👇 Step 1 - Make a list of all the business-relevant skills you have
Feb 23 26 tweets 7 min read
No income, race, or geography privilege here.

Alakh Pandey built a $1 BILLION startup on YouTube from a small impoverished village.

Here's his underdog story: Image In <2 years, Physics Wallah hired 1,900 employees, 500 of which are teachers.

They now have 5.2 million users on the app with a 4.7 rating.
Feb 15 19 tweets 6 min read
We all know gambling is rigged.

But this guy found a way to hack the game & win $75m.

His motto - "Heads I WIN, tails I WIN BIG"

Let me show you how 👇 Jim McIngvale (Mack) owns a furniture business & places LARGE sports bets with his store's revenue.

When a customer purchases anything $3k+, a night before he places the game, they get ALL their money back - if he wins.

If Mack loses, he gets more sales.

Feb 14 30 tweets 9 min read
I built a $70M subscription DTC brand (

If I had to do it again, here's the fastest way to at least $50K/month 👇 Lets make this super clear/actionable:

1. Choose a product to sell
2. Make a website
3. Advertise and take orders before selling
4. Find someone to make your product
5. Get packaging ready
6. Setup logistics

Let's go!
Feb 12 26 tweets 6 min read
An immigrant went from selling fruits to building the 2nd largest bank in the US with assets over $3.2 TRILLION dollars.

He is also responsible for financing the Golden Gate Bridge & the early success of Disney

The story of A.P. Giannini, the definition of the American Dream 👇 In the 1870s, the Giannini family moved to California from a small village in Italy. After his father’s abrupt death & his mother’s remarriage, Giannini left school & went to work for his stepfather; at the age of 12.

Soon after, he got bored & decided to start his own business.
Feb 1 16 tweets 5 min read
How this guy lost $30 Billion in <48 hours.

A meltdown unlike any other...🧵 In just 2 days, his company's stock process plunged 20% & he fell from third to seventh place on the Forbes Rich List.