Brian Casel is the founder of ZipMessage, a new way to communicate asynchronously. In this episode we talk about why he started the company, why he raised capital this time around and why he's never pursued his passion for music.
Brian Casel is a veteran of the bootstrapping game, having left his full-time job back in 2008. You might have heard him on the Boostrapped Web podcast where he shares his journey starting and building software products. Over the years Brian has pretty much done it all, built software businesses, courses, productized services and even sold some along the way. Most recently, Brian has been working on ZipMessage, a new way to communicate asynchronously.
What we covered in this episode:
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