Derrick Reimer is the founder of SavvyCal, a new approach to calendar scheduling and has since grown to multiple thousands MRR since he launched it earlier in 2020. Derrick also co-founded Drip with Rob Walling in 2012, which was acquired by Leadpages in 2016. You might have heard Derrick on the Art of Product podcast with Tuple co-founder Ben Ornstien where they document their journey building their products.
- Codetree 6 figure exit
- How did you come up with the idea?
- How has it been solving a problem that was (1) solved and (2) birthed a new problem - the taboo of scheduling links
- Hows it going in terms of growth and MRR?
- How much growth of SavvyCal has come from your previous audience? People following you project to project / AOP listeners.
- End goal? Exit? Hand it off and work on other stuff?
- Advice for building a job you love as a founder
On marketing for SavvyCal
- You brought Corey Haines on board for help with marketing and growth, how has his input helped you as a more technical person. Should more founders bring marketing people on board?
- What things have you done with Corey? At what MRR did you bring him on?
- How did the PH launch go? Do people rely on PH launches too much?
On TinySeed funding
- I'm not too familiar with how this works. Can you explain to me?
- Would you have raised the TS funding without knowing Rob?
- Has it been worth it? Should other founders go down this route?
On Art of Product
- The impact of the pod on projects
- How much stuff do you and Ben talk about off-air?
- When did you make the commitment to do it weekly? Has it been worth it?
- Failed products - when is a good time to stop?
- Ideas & idea notebook
- Level - high switching cost & need universal buy in from companies
- Savvy Cal - you can use it in single player mode
- Book - The Mom Test
- Podcast - Software Social
- Indie Hacker to follow