Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud
Our Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud series profiles companies that have over one million dollars in revenues, didn’t take VC, and are profitable.
Sparkfun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible.
Z. Vex Effects makes custom guitar effects pedals that deliver oddball sounds, textures, interfaces, and custom paint jobs.
Goldstar is a ticketing company that helps people get out more to live entertainment, like theater, comedy, sports, and music.
Coudal is a design, advertising, and interactive studio in Chicago.
Braintree provides businesses with an online merchant account and payment gateway to accept credit card payments.
FlightAware provides live flight data, airport information, weather maps, flight planning, and aviation news.
Rivendell is a small, opinionated, specialty bicycle business based in San Francisco.
InsuranceAgents.com helps people save a fortune on their insurance costs by comparison shopping.
Admoda runs an ad network for mobile phones.
Envato operates a set of sites that help people learn professional creative skills and earn income.
Kentico Software sells a CMS that makes web developers more productive while designing sites.
Alien Skin Software makes Photoshop plug-ins for photography and graphic design.
GitHub offers public and private source code hosting to companies and open source projects using either git or Subversion.
AnswerLab provides user experience research and consulting for web, mobile and software applications.
smartassess improves learning by developing technologies used in UK classrooms.
WooThemes delivers top quality WordPress themes for all types of web publishers.
iData helps colleges, universities, and institutional research professionals with their data systems.
A Small Orange is a homegrown web hosting company for businesses of all sizes.
Litmus helps marketers test their email designs across a range of different email clients.
TechSmith creates screen capture and recording software for individual and professional use.
iTeleport is an iPhone/iPad app for controlling your computer remotely from anywhere in the world.
Logik helps companies find, organize, process, and make searchable terabytes of digital documents for legal discovery.
BigCommerce makes it easy and affordable for people to sell online without needing any whiz bang HTML knowledge or fancy design skills.
Campaign Monitor makes elegant email marketing software for designers and their clients.
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