I met Ryan Buckley at MicroConf 2018. Ryan’s story is of the roller-coaster kind.
He is the founder of 3 different small SaaS that he was able to fund and code himself.
Before all that he built Scripted.com which was a venture-backed marketplace for hiring writers. It was interesting to hear the story of it, as is an industry I know something about.
He recently published a booked about the concept of Parallel Entrepreneurship. It is about running and growing different businesses simultaneously, balancing between then, doubling on your resources, and measuring the return on those investments.
[2:44] Parallel Entrepreneurship. Learning to code his own SaaS. Philosophy to choose the front stack.
[17:48] How he got into Toofr after working on a screenwriting software. Building Scripted.com and raising up to $16 millions.
[24:00] The different business models Scripted tried through the years. Exiting the company, through layoffs, second daughter coming, and cancer.
[36:34] Parallel Entrepreneurship 2, or managing multiple ventures.
[40:40] Context switching, or switching between learning mode and administrative mode.