I was invited earlier this year to give a talk at MassChallenge Switzerland explaining how Gmelius managed to get its first 100k daily active users with a marketing budget close to $0.
Growing an early-stage SaaS startup is a daily challenge! As founders or team members, we constantly have to think of efficient ways to acquire users and penetrate a potentially crowded/noisy market with very scarce resources. This leads to a situation where we feel lost, confused, and anxious because of the amount of stuff we need to focus on to make it happen.
Gmelius was founded at the end of 2016 and we managed to reach our first 100k daily active users 14 months later. This was an exciting and demanding journey that I try to summarize in the below presentation by focusing on what worked and what did not.
If I had to pick my best decision and my worst one, those would be, respectively:
- Integrate our service with a large and fast-growing eco-system, i.e., G Suite.
- Postpone the development of a KPI dashboard for our company. More on this topic: When to build a KPI dashboard for your SaaS startup?
Introducing our 2-way Gmail to Trello integration
With the collaboration challenges many of us experienced especially due to the pandemic, two major pain points became clear: workload distribution and data dispersion. Today, we are excited to release our 2-way integration between Gmail and Trello. Discover how you can now distribute and monitor workload across Gmail and Trello, while keeping information up to date for everyone in real time.
Why we have built a new website
Gmelius is evolving, and so is our website. We are very excited to release the new gmelius.com, and we want you to know why we did it. Learn more about our vision, what's new on gmelius.com and what’s coming next.
We ensure teams can work together - everywhere.
We believe the one reason that made team collaboration such a nightmare is the dispersion of data across too many tools. We fixed teamwork by designing a platform that lives in your existing apps. Then, we added all the key features your team needs on a daily basis. Explore features
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