Stripe has acquired Indie Hackers, an internet site and community focusing on curing industrialists become profitable while remaining independent. News of their purchases burst through a blog announce by Indie Hackers founder Courtland Allen and was quickly confirmed by Stripes flutter chronicle.
When I set out to build Indie Hackers last July, there werent many situates that employed profitable online ventures in the spotlight, writes Allen, I wanted to create a community where successful benefactors could share their valuable legends and insights, and where aspiring industrialists could go for revelation and advice.
But why might Stripe crave something like Indie Hackers? Stripe co-founder Patrick Collison weighed in on that topic on a hackernews 😛 TAGEND
Patrick from Stripe here. I wanted to quickly chime in should be pointed out that our aims in acquiring Indie Hackers is to simply ensure that the site becomes as successful as possible. The Stripe upside were hoping for is that more corporations get started and that theyre more successful . We once look a very large fraction of brand-new internet corporations pick Stripe; is largely hoping that Indie Hackers can help us grow the overall digit rather than to grow our fraction.( Our produce has to do the latter division .)
Since its founding a little less than a year ago, Indie Hackers has rendered dozens of interviews with independent benefactors( with independent generally means that coin obtained from clients , not VCs or employers) who figured out how to make a compatible income straying from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars per month. It too hosts a podcast of a same vein.
No word more on the terms of the agreement but Allen mentions Indie Hackers will continue on as usual under Stripe , noting that his new designation is actually Indie Hacker at Stripe.