Bliss is a simple way for developers to explain technical debt to the business-side of companies.
At whom is your startup aimed?
To other startups and any company developing software.
How does your startup stand out against its competitors?
CodeClimate is similar, but it’s made for developers only, meaning the business-side can’t understand. Bliss focuses on having the entire company understand technical debt.
Where did the idea for the startup come from?
I come from a non-technical background and was intent on solving one of my biggest problems — having little visibility into the code, whereas I have a lot of visibility into other areas of the startup (marketing, sales, etc.)
Did you have any concerns when starting your business, if so what were they?
Yes, figuring out pricing and hoping for strong adoption rates.
What is your business background, and what got you interested in startups?
Bliss is my 3rd startup. I’ve always started businesses, starting with a landscaping business in high school.
How did you initially raise funding for your company?
Bliss is currently self-funded
What has been your greatest achievement so far?
Acquiring 35 paying customers in 60 days
How long has your business been in making, and who is the team behind the business?
We came up with the idea for Bliss in Jan 2015
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
Organic growth is low. Adoption is OK, but needs to get better
In the coming year, what would you like to achieve with your business?
What has been your most valuable lesson so far since starting your business?
Don’t price too low.
Finally, if you could give one piece of advice to someone thinking about starting a business, what would it be?
Start now! There’s a lot of ways to get started to validate your idea. Don’t worry about someone stealing your idea or signing NDA – I see this come up a lot with first time founders. Don’t let this slow you down – start talking to people about your idea today.