I’m writing this blog post in my study room, feeling full of gratitude to the community around Dashibase. Starting a startup is never easy. But all your support has made it easier—and fun! This is only our fourth monthly update, and yet so much has happened in the last four months.
More than 1,000 people have signed up to try Dashibase. And our Discord now has more than 100 members. More importantly, a small group of you all have been actively testing Dashibase, reporting bugs, and helping us improve it. Even as we pivoted to internal tools and made huge changes, you all are still here helping us. On behalf of the team, thank you!
August was a fun month for us on many fronts: website, product, and team. Let’s dive into each of them:
In July, we chatted with many people on our waitlist and learned about their problems. Internal tools are still such a pain to build and maintain! We iterated on our vision and decided to narrow our focus from a generic app builder to an internal tools builder.
In August, we built a new beta with many upgrades, such as granular data access control, a Notion-like builder, and user permissions. Along with that, we also updated our website to reflect all these changes.
As a company that values craftsmanship, we pushed ourselves to create a website that would wow people. What’s the fun of building another boring website? Our new website has an interactive demo, quotes from our user chats, use cases to inspire you, and more.
SK and I have been able to move fast and build things. But we know we are not just building a product. We are building a company. There’s a limit to what just the two of us can do. So we are thrilled to welcome Deb and David on board.
Deb is a serial side-project builder, and David is the top contributor to our open-source repo, Lotion. They are both part-time engineers, working mostly on our frontend but also everything across the company.