It’s fascinating to hear the comprehensive story of Dan Norris, a WordPress entrepreneur who built a really successful and one of the fastest-growing companies in the WordPress space – WP Curve.
The WordPress related startup, WP Curve helps with unlimited WordPress problems for a monthly subscription fee.
I had heard Dan speak about WP Curve before in few podcasts but in a recent SuperFastBusiness episode, he reveals the comprehensive story of WP Curve along with his tips on building a high growth startup.
Watch the complete video below to learn more about his story.
Dan’s story is indeed worth watching and I want to further point out few points related to WordPress and WP Curve that stands out in his presentation.
1. WP Curve was launched in a matter of few weeks
After Dan Norris says “he was failing in entrepreneurship for 7 years”. See where it stands today after 18 months of its launch.
“The second attempt was launching WP Curve and at that time I had no choice… I launched a WordPress services business called WP Curve, which gives you unlimited WordPress jobs on your website for a subscription of, at the time it was like $50 a month or something. And this is WP Curve 18 months later, I’ve got a co-founder in the U.S., a team of 38 people. We’ve got 850 customers, we’ve got just past a million dollars in Australian dollars annual run rate, that’s $85,000 Australian, and that’s helped to some extent by the exchange rate. ” – Dan Norris
2. Dan talks lot about design in the video
Here are his top three tips for a good design.
3. Rather interesting are things that you shouldn’t be doing
As seen in this slide that shows what successful startups didn't do.
4. Line chart showing Growth of WP Curve customers
WP Curve currently has a growing base of 850+ customers, and they have crossed a million dollars in revenue.
I am obsessed with the startup world and I really love hearing startup stories as such. I must say Dan Norris is an inspiring entrepreneur and he has an interesting story to share with the world.
You can also read his popular book on startup – The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch.
Best wishes to Dan Norris and his startup WP Curve!
Update: WP Curve has been acquired by GoDaddy.