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From Debt to 7 Figures in ARR – Fully bootstrapped

For the team, it started back in 2016 with Digital Knights: a manually driven agency helping startups & scale-ups connect with pre-vetted tech development agencies.

In 2021, they decided to launch its next version: a new scalable platform called and turned a service business into a product-first company.

Year 1 (2016): €30k

Year 5 (2021): 7 figures in ARR

Year 6 (2022): Halfway to 8 figures in ARR

while generating over €250M in total deal value (GMV) for their developers´ community since launch.

They have achieved this with 8 core team members and leveraging over 50+ highly skilled talents through their own product of tech agencies and freelancers.

Their goal is to hit €1m in MRR over the next 12-24 months! 🚀

Did I mention that they never raised money from investors? 🙅‍♀️💸

It has not been an easy journey, but it has been rewarding.

Hope you enjoy the chat and get inspired!

NOTE: I have A LOT of respect for Keilian, co-founder at

As part of my work in 2021, I was developing a marketplace for startups and software dev. agencies.

In essence, I was creating their competitor.

I contacted Keilian to let him know.

To my surprise, he began sharing their best practices with me, teaching me how they operate, the systems they use, and so on to help me get my business off the ground.


They are kind, generous, community-oriented, and highly professional.

I wish them the very best. Wish I could invest in them ;).


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