Jason Cohen: About the Author

Thanks for visiting. As a four-time entrepreneur, both bootstrapped and fundraised, with two sales, I’ve been writing about startups for 10 years. I hope you’ll find it useful!

Currently I’m the CTO of WP Engine, which I started in 2010 which bootstrapped for two years, but then raised money and rapidly grew to 475 employees globally, serving 70,000 customers and still growing at a healthy clip.

Prior, I bootstrapped Smart Bear for seven years, built it to millions in profit, and sold it in 2007. It was sold again in 2017 for $450m. Before that, co-founder of IT Watchdogs, which sold in 2004 and is still producing its products under its parent company Geist.

I’m also a mentor at Capital Factory (like TechStars or Y-Combinator in Austin) and an investor in a few companies including StackOverflow, SpareFoot, Cratejoy, VolunteerSpot, SwimTopia, and Pingboard.


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