$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

  • Awesome!
    by wmoore07 from United States

    Steve does an amazing job of extracting the best of the best out of his guests allowing me as the listener to take the insights and put them into actionable items in my own life. I particularly enjoyed the episode on 6/10/20 with Will Moore of Moore Momentum. Keep it up!