Sahil Lavingia

Founder of Gumroad

Sahil founded Gumroad in 2012 when he was 19. At first, he wanted to grow the Gumroad to be the next billion-dollar company but soon he realized Gumroad's growth was never going to make it. He openly shared how he scaled down the business and eventually made a come back as the creator economy blooms in 2020.

He writes reflective essays on his own website and he uploads Gumroad's Open Board meeting onto Youtube.

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Sahil Lavingia
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">🌍🌎🌏 Excited to announce we&#39;ve deprecated all location-based pay! Gumroad will now pay you the same salary, no matter if you live in San Francisco, Bangalore, Lagos, or anywhere else.</p>&mdash; Sahil (@shl) <a href="https://twitter.com/shl/status/1334201934702493697?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 2, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/ggEkfg73kZ">https://t.co/ggEkfg73kZ</a></p>&mdash; Sahil (@shl) <a href="https://twitter.com/shl/status/1347220815876554752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I got permission from my founders to share my rolling fund’s Q4 2020 LP update. $2.5M invested into 20 companies. Here it is:<a href="https://t.co/1ureFA5AEg">https://t.co/1ureFA5AEg</a></p>&mdash; Sahil (@shl) <a href="https://twitter.com/shl/status/1379797595187339265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 7, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>