E1154: Breaking the low-code stigma amongst developers & adjusting your market with Retool’s David Hsu | Rising Stars of SaaS 10

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Show notes:
0:00 Start
1:09 Jason wraps up Rising Stars of SaaS & intros Retool’s David Hsu; thoughts on SaaS pricing
5:36 David on Retool’s product & first batch of customers, adapting to a market as it’s created
11:31 Pipe – Start trading on Pipe free for 12 months at https://pipe.com/twist
13:09 No-code stigma amongst developers, how Retool mends that chasm, importance of adjusting your market to speed up product-market fit
23:03 Low-code as a solution for developers
26:40 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
28:10 Thoughts on going from bootstrapping to raising a $50M Series B, opportunistic fundraising
38:41 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist
40:22 David’s background, focusing on enterprise-level clients early, spending time on sales as a developer
45:58 Retool’s largest customers, offering a hosting service, why buzz around serverless computing has died down recently
53:35 AI software development, pros & cons of going public early

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