304: Tyler Tringas — Investing in Bootstrapped SaaS

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Tyler Tringas (@tylertringas) invests in bootstrapped businesses. Wait… Aren't those supposed to NOT take investment money? What's going on here?

Alignment is what's going on. Where traditional VC's often have very different goals from founders, funds like Tyler's Calm Company Fund focus on helping niche software businesses that don't chase hypergrowth. Instead, Tyler supports those who want to build calm and profitable ventures. You know, the regular kind of business. The one that focuses on making money.

In our chat, we dive into how bootstrapping and investment go together, how a fund manager makes investment decisions, why NoCode is a massive business accelerator and how the Calm Fund has adapted over its 5-year history.

Tyler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tylertringas

00:00:00 Sustainable Businesses With Calm Company Fund
00:07:53 Rethinking Valuations and Company Building
00:18:04 Investment Strategy and Sustainability
00:25:33 Challenges and Opportunities in Fund Mentoring
00:29:31 Challenges of Saying No to Founders
00:34:36 Investor Alignment and Profit Sharing
00:44:51 Exploring AI and No-Code Tools
00:51:10 Navigating the Future of Calm Companies

This episode is sponsored by Acquire.com

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Creators and Guests

Arvid Kahl
Arvid Kahl
Empowering founders with kindness. Building in Public. Sold my SaaS FeedbackPanda for life-changing $ in 2019, now sharing my journey & what I learned.
Tyler Tringas
Tyler Tringas
Investing in and supporting calm companies at https://t.co/ldlavAFtLO.
304: Tyler Tringas — Investing in Bootstrapped SaaS
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