Stripe has obtained Indie Hackers, a web page and group concentrating on supporting business owners grow to be worthwhile though remaining impartial. News of the acquisition broke via a blog post by Indie Hackers founder Courtland Allen and was promptly verified by Stripe’s twitter account.
“When I established out to construct Indie Hackers last July, there weren’t lots of sites that place worthwhile on line firms in the highlight,” writes Allen, “I needed to make a group where effective founders could share their valuable tales and insights, and where aspiring business owners could go for inspiration and suggestions.”
But why could Stripe want something like Indie Hackers? Stripe co-founder Patrick Collison weighed in on that subject matter on a hackernews:
Patrick from Stripe below. I needed to promptly chime in to emphasize that our goal in buying Indie Hackers is to just assure that the web-site becomes as effective as doable. The Stripe upside we’re hoping for is that extra companies get started and that they are extra effective. We currently see a really huge fraction of new net companies decide on Stripe we’re mostly hoping that Indie Hackers can support us grow the over-all quantity instead than to grow our fraction. (Our product or service has to do the latter aspect.)
Since its founding a minor much less than a calendar year ago, Indie Hackers has created dozens of interviews with impartial founders (with “independent” generally meaning that cash is coming from customers, not VCs or businesses) who figured out how to make a steady money ranging from a couple hundred to tens of hundreds of bucks for each month. It also hosts a podcast of a similar vein.
No word nevertheless on the phrases of the deal — but Allen states Indie Hackers will go on on as typical less than Stripe, noting that his new title is basically “Indie Hacker at Stripe.”
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