Startups for the Rest of Us

Episode 707 |, Open Source to FT Income, and More (Hot Take Tuesday)

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In episode 707, Rob Walling, alongside guests Tracy Osborn and Einar Vollset, give their hot takes on some recent news in the world of SaaS. They discuss’s launch, liquidation preference nuances in startup buyouts, with moving from open source to full time income and more. 

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Topics we cover: 

  • 2:18 - and the Implications of One-Time Software Sales
  • 10:39 - Liquidation Preferences in Startup Acquisitions
  • 21:59 - Turning an open source project into a business
  • 24:32 - Book recommendations
  • 30:30 - Is building a startup actually hard?
  • 32:46 - Startups vs. lifestyle businesses

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