About Me

My name is Arvid Kahl. I co-founded, bootstrapped, and sold FeedbackPanda.com, an online teacher productivity SaaS company, with my partner Danielle Simpson.

I wrote about how we founded, ran, and sold FeedbackPanda in under two years.

I write on The Bootstrapped Founder because bootstrapping is a desirable, value- and wealth-generating way of running a company, and still many people shy away from it.

In the years of running FeedbackPanda, I learned how to run a self-funded company, and I want to encourage other entrepreneurs to see bootstrapping as a viable option. Not every business needs venture capital to succeed, and I claim that most businesses are better off without investor expectations of hyper-growth.

Founder mental health is an often-neglected facet of the bootstrapped journey. I want to share the methods I have developed to become aware of emotional distress and my reframing techniques to turn negative feelings into positive actions.

You can find an interview with me at Scaling an Elixir/Vue SaaS to $55k MRR in under 2 years with Arvid Kahl.