Founder Spotlight #6 - Dana Todd

Have you ever wondered why the rich and the famous always look so good in the clothes that they wear? The difference between what they wear and what the rest of us put on in the morning is good tailoring. This month's founder spotlight is on Dana Todd, an indie hacker who bootstrapped a custom-fashion marketplace that's democratizing access to bespoke and custom tailored fashion.

Have you ever wondered why the rich and the famous always look so good in the clothes that they wear?
The difference between what they wear and what the rest of us put on in the morning is good tailoring.
This month's founder spotlight is on Dana Todd, an indie hacker who bootstrapped a custom-fashion marketplace that's democratizing access to bespoke and custom tailored fashion.

In this newsletter

  • Founder Spotlight: Dana Todd is bootstrapping a fashion empire 🔦
  • 💯 USERS 💯 DAYS challenge ROUND TWO
  • Indie Worldwide July Meetup 🌐
  • Newly added sponsor deals 🤑
  • Launch alerts 🚀
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Founder Spotlight 🔦

Dana is the founder and CEO of Balodana, a curated marketplace of bespoke tailors.
When you sign up for Balodana they take your measurements so that you can shop for clothes that fit you perfectly, every time.
Their collection is curated from around the world and they work directly with the makers of your clothing to get each piece tailored to fit your exact dimensions.
In this interview we talked about the clothing industry, artificial intelligence, pivoting during the pandemic, sustainable fashion and a whole lot more.

💯 USERS 💯 DAYS

The 100 users 100 days challenge is a free growth challenge hosted by Indie Worldwide.
The goal?
Get 100 new paying users in the next 100 days.
Healthy competition and regular check-ins help push you to get more sales and grow your startup.
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July Meetup 🌐

Screenshot from June 2022 Indie Worldwide meetup showing a group of startup founders on a video call smiling and gesturing.
Last month we had 99 founders attend the meetup, this month we're shooting for 101.
This month's roundtable session will be split into two topic-focused room.
Niching down: a workshop to discuss how you can refine your business strategy by finding your ideal customer.
Scaling up: a workshop for founders who are close to product-market-fit to brainstorm ways to grow even faster.
These two roundtables will be run in parallel. It's a choose your own adventure!
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Launch Alerts 🚀

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