PODCAST EPISODE

Growing ScrapingBee to $1m ARR - Pierre De Wulf, ScrapingBee

Indie Bites

Apr 22 2022 • 14 mins


Pierre De Wulf is the co-founder of ScrapingBee a web scraping API that grew to $1M ARR in 2 years. Before starting ScrapingBee, Pierre and his co-founder Kevin had quit their jobs to follow the indie dream. 9 months later, their product PricingBot couldn’t generate the traction they were hoping for so they sold the business and pivoted to ScrapingBee.

What we covered in this episode:

  • Pierre's background; inspiration from his father
  • Running a business within World of Warcraft
  • Meeting his co-founder, Kevin
  • Starting a project for his girlfriend
  • Leaving his job to work on something for 9 months
  • Knowing when to stop and move on
  • Starting and selling PricingBot
  • How to sell a failed company
  • Using SEO as a marketing channel
  • How to write SEO content effectively
  • Starting ScrapingBee
  • How ScrapingBee grew so quickly
  • Taking TinySeed funding

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