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A Different

Startup Story
Raimonds Simanovskis
@rsim
Early 2011
• 15 years in IT services business

CTO of IT Alise => Tieto Latvia

• 38 years old

• Family with 3 kids

• Ho...
Mid 2016
• More than thousand business customers

• eazyBI in top 10 Atlassian JIRA add-ons

• Small team of 10 people

• ...
Inspiration
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 t...
Easy to use

web based

business intelligence
application
Many data sources
Create reports with
drag-and-drop
Many chart types
Powerful calculations
Main technical
components
MySQL
Postgre
SQL
Oracle
MS
SQL
JRuby on Rails
Mondrian OLAP
Start small

Stay small
No Venture Capital
High growth
All or nothing
Controlled growth
Sustainable business
Acquisition Profit
“Venture Capital Is...
Focus on paying

(business)
customers
Be a good

Open Source citizen
Mondrian OLAP
Provide the
best

quality support
Customers around the globe
Remote office
Find beneficial
partnerships
Visit business
conferences
and meet
customers
raimonds.simanovskis@eazybi.com
@rsim
eazyBI - a different start-up story
eazyBI - a different start-up story
eazyBI - a different start-up story
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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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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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