"We recently achieved 1000 monthly paying customers."

Team, Startup, SaaS, AI, Analytics

Bastian is a second-time founder currently working on Wildmetrics, an analytics service for creators. His first SaaS is @wildmailio (€80k+ MRR).


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What does a productive day in your life look like, and how often do you have days like that? Or what is a regular day like?

Start my day with Qigong and some dance. Plant-based food. Open my MacBook and check Wildmetrics to get a quick overview of my business. 4 hours of focus work per day. 4 days a week. Empty calendar and only calls on Monday. Close my computer to work on some non-digital projects (van, gardening). Afternoon surf. Watch the sun-set.

What is your tech stack and why?

  • Jamstack: Pre-rendering content into CDN-deliverable static pages and then layering interactivity on top with JavaScript and 3rd party APIs.
  • RedwoodJS: Redwood is an opinionated, full-stack, serverless web application framework that will allow you to build and deploy JAMstack applications with ease.
  • React: A JavaScript library for building user interfaces
  • GraphQL: GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data.
  • Apollo: Is the library that exposes the API as graphQL. It works for both sides - client and server.
  • Prisma: is an open source database toolkit
  • Jest: is a delightful JavaScript Testing Framework with a focus on simplicity.
  • Git: We use control version on a private GitHub repository
  • PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL is one of the world's most popular relational database management systems.
  • AWS: All the server-side is based on lambda functions and SQS services.
  • Auth0: For user authentication
  • Segment and June: to track our product analytics
  • Postmark: For transactional emails to our users
  • BetterUptime: For our status page, and monitoring health of our services.
  • Intercom: To help our users, announce new features & collect feedback
  • Gitbook: For our docs

How and when did you get your first customer? Your first 1000?

We recently achieved 1000 monthly paying customers. Here is a photo:

1000 paying customers celebration

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

Purchased a plane ticket to San Francisco in 2016 to work for Steli Efti from Close.