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No code

How many tech startups in 2019 could be built with Airtable and Zapier alone? Spoiler: a lot.

Sure, you may need one or two others. Or you may prefer any of the great alternatives. (Hi Quip, IFTTT, Transposit!) Regardless, these kinds of prosumer, automation-friendly tools are truly great now, especially for building service oriented products. You can ship MVPs on them that comfortably serve your first 10k+ users, and likely more, with little to no actual code. That’s stunning.

Early cloud computing was a big shift that dramatically reduced the cost of bootstrapping a tech application. App stores on phones were another. This may be the third. Add in the largest pool of available capital ever, and there’s never been a better time to start a tech company.

(Having said that, founding a startup is still brutal, unforgiving, and all-consuming. That way lie dragons, as always. Entrepreneur beware.)


22 thoughts on “No code

  1. It would be an interesting hackweek project to see how much we can rebuild Color without coding 🤔

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