Why are my neighbors up so late at night?
A handful of people in a garage could become an enterprise. They could start a behavioral revolution.
What do startups need?
What if your head developer is your nephew? What if your angel investors put in pennies, but VC’s saw promise and put in millions? What if bug fixes delayed your launch by a month?
A start-up based on start-ups.
Stripe may be mature now, but their business model is based on them being a startup. They wanted their code to be cut and paste-able. Check. They wanted their integration model to be do-able by a novice coder. Check. And, most importantly, they wanted their revenue model to support the fluctuating model of a startup. Check.
$0 day one.
Your buddy, the coder, has now turned into a garage full of coders. Your personal fridge is forbidden, but you’re debating your launch date, based on the monthly minimums every single expenditure demands. That’s what makes Stripe your friend.
Stripe’s entire business model hinges on scale-based pricing. Zero transactions. Zero dollars. Stripe lets you work out the kinks until you’re ready to tackle the big time.