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eazyBI - a different start-up story

eazyBI is an easy-to-use business intelligence web application. I will talk about a different startup story of eazyBI – how to build a profitable, growing, international niche business without a venture capital, without a big team, without an office and without millions of users.

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eazyBI - a different start-up story

  1. 1. A Different Startup Story Raimonds Simanovskis @rsim
  2. 2. Early 2011 • 15 years in IT services business
 CTO of IT Alise => Tieto Latvia • 38 years old • Family with 3 kids • House (no mortgage) 
 What to do next?
  3. 3. Mid 2016 • More than thousand business customers • eazyBI in top 10 Atlassian JIRA add-ons • Small team of 10 people • No venture capital • No office • Good profitability
  4. 4. Inspiration
  5. 5. What Idea to Pick? • What you know and do best? • What you will love to do for a long time? • Is there a real need for this? • Is it a not-too-small and not-too-big niche business?
  6. 6. Easy to use web based business intelligence application
  7. 7. Many data sources
  8. 8. Create reports with drag-and-drop
  9. 9. Many chart types
  10. 10. Powerful calculations
  11. 11. Main technical components MySQL Postgre SQL Oracle MS SQL JRuby on Rails Mondrian OLAP
  12. 12. Start small Stay small
  13. 13. No Venture Capital High growth All or nothing Controlled growth Sustainable business Acquisition Profit “Venture Capital Is a Time Bomb” — DHH
  14. 14. Focus on paying (business) customers
  15. 15. Be a good Open Source citizen Mondrian OLAP
  16. 16. Provide the best quality support
  17. 17. Customers around the globe
  18. 18. Remote office
  19. 19. Find beneficial partnerships
  20. 20. Visit business conferences and meet customers
  21. 21. raimonds.simanovskis@eazybi.com @rsim

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