Jun 9, 2016
Today we have Laura Roeder, Founder of MeetEdgar.com, which is a social media automation tool designed to prevent updates from going to waste. Basically you don’t have to keep feeding in posts because it recycles them for you!
Since Edgar's launch they have grown to 16 employees and have more than $2.8 million in annual recurring revenue AND they've bootstrapped the entire way.
When it comes to success stories, Laura Roeder stands out from the crowd. Her belief in the power of Meet Edgar before it launched is inspiring, and it’s clear she knew it was something that needed to be accessible to the public. Laura shares everything from her decision to launch while pregnant to the highs and lows along the way in this enlightening chat with Jeremy.
As a child, Laura was inspired by her entrepreneurial parents. After spending time in a design job, Laura realized she needed to branch out on her own - so she decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps. With several businesses under her belt, including Creating Fame and LKR Social Media, it’s obvious Laura knows how to be a successful entrepreneur. She talks about the evolution of her businesses and the inspiration behind Meet Edgar.
Laura goes on to discuss some of the challenges of running a software business and how they overcome obstacles as they arise. She also talks about the process of building the team and some of the tactics that maintain a positive work environment with a remote team. Laura gives insight into how the team stays connected, including a daily video chat to maintain a strong team environment.
In closing, Laura shares some of the highs and lows of the evolution of Edgar. She shares insight into what it’s like to start a business with her husband, as well as how they maintain balance as a family. Laura discusses some of her top business books and a few mentors that have helped her along the way. The journey of Meet Edgar to a 7-figure SaaS is paved with determination, teamwork, and a desire to create the best product on the market.