Scott Klein is the co-founder of StatusPage, a Y-Combinator backed startup that lets you create a hosted status page for your app or website. You can use the status page to display downtime notifications, performance metrics or any other information that your customers might need to know. StatusPage launched in 2013 and has raised about $250,000 to date. Its customers include companies such as KISSmetrics, Vimeo and Kickstarter.
In this episode we talk about:
The importance of finding balance in your life and how to avoid some of the pitfalls of Silicon Valley culture
How Scott got to site down with Mark Zuckerberg and learned the importance of knowing yourself to find inspiration
How people told them that they’d never pay for their product because they could built it themselves over a weekend
How the team overcame those challenges and their own doubts to get to over a million dollars in revenue Why the co-founders didn’t do customer interviews to validate their idea (and