$30M Exit- David Hauser, Grasshopper

David Hauser Grew Grasshopper for $30 M in ARR before Exiting

From bootstrapped to $30M exit…David Hauser shares the details of starting, scaling, and exiting Grasshopper.


In this episode, Steve, Mary, Richard, and David discuss:

  • How he started, scaled, and exited Grasshopper.
  • How he attracted talented employees to the business.
  • The difference between $1M and $10M in how the company ran.
  • Seeing opportunities around you and taking advantage of those opportunities.
  • The future of SaaS.

Key Takeaways:

  • Always Be Learning.
  • Build people, systems and process for the current stage of the company not where you expect to be 5 years from now.
  • Don’t be afraid to work with those experienced in their field as you grow and sell your business. It may cost something, but it is worth it.
  • Break down your ideas into component parts, there’s something you can do now.
  • Be helpful and timely in your responses to others.

“We were good at marketing and sales, and then packaging something for a certain segment of the market that other people had not done. That’s where we became very good.” — David Hauser

About David Hauser:

David Hauser is an Inc 30 under 30 Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and Speaker. He bootstrapped his company Grasshopper to $30M+ in ARR before being acquired by Citrix. David is also the Founder of Chargify, a profitable SaaS company with an investment from Mark Cuban. He’s also an angel investor in a variety of successful startups including Intercom, Unbounce, Munchery, and Groove. David is the Author of Evolve: Optimize Your Life, Body, and Mind. He shares the Framework for Optimization needed to control your evolution.

Connect with David Hauser:

Twitter: @dh

Website: DavidHauser.com 

Book: Evolve: Optimize Your Life, Body & Mind

LinkedIn: David Hauser

Crunchbase: David Hauser

Angel: David Hauser

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Podcast Reviews

  • Tons of value here
    by AnitaH1 from United States

    The wisdom and experience shared on this podcast is insightful and offers a ton of value from top leaders. Anne Hyman’s story about how they imported their beans and what they had to do to make sure they kept their capital. Very interesting!