What we’ve learned from building Ghost after 5 years and $3M

Last week marked the fifth anniversary since the Ghost Kickstarter campaign which started it all.
It’s always fun to use these milestones to take a step back and reflect on the journey so far. On previous birthdays I’ve talked about revenue milestones and product updates, but this year I’m going to focus more on all the things we’ve learned since we started.
Just for context though, here’s a quick overview of where we are today:
MRR: $82,000
Annual Net Revenue: $1.2million
All-time Revenue: $3million
Github Stars: 25,000
Releases: 173
Sites using Ghost: 512,000
Biggest users: Apple, Tinder, DuckDuckGo, Mozilla, OpenAI, OkCupid, Square, Vevo, DigitalOcean, Napster, CloudFlare and many, many more.
Runway: Just kidding, we’ve been profitable since year 1
We started working on Ghost because we wanted to build a great open source publishing platform which would empower independent creators, but we also started this company as a social experiment. We wanted to know: What would it look like if you


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OpenClassrooms raises another $60 million

French startup OpenClassrooms is raising $60 million from General Atlantic, with existing investors Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance also participating.
OpenClassrooms is the most popular massive open online course platform in France. But the startup has evolved beyond on-demand courses to provide full-fledged degrees. You can now get a degree certified by the French state by studying full time on OpenClassrooms.
Every month, 3 million users access OpenClassrooms. Many of them just want to learn something and maybe get a certification. But more and more people are following one of the 30 bachelor and master degrees. You can study many things from web and mobile development to data management and marketing.
But OpenClassrooms isn’t just leaving you with a big pile of courses to study. The company has created a community of mentors who will regularly check with you to see how you’re doing. There are 600 mentors working for OpenClassrooms.
These paths aren’t


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How to Install Flarum Community Software on Ubuntu 18.04

Flarum is a free and open source software written in PHP and Mithril.js. It is simple, fast, beautiful and responsive software that is specially designed to be consistent and intuitive across platforms, out-of-the-box. You can easily setup communities in minutes to stay in touch with group of people using Flarum.


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