We have a lot in common with our creators: we also earn a living by selling a product we love working on. But we are different from many other companies.
We are focused on improving our product in a sustainable way. We even share our numbers, so that others can learn how to run a creator-focused business.
We donate a percentage of our profits to causes.
In 2018, we donated over $23,775 (eight percent of our profits) to different causes. We raised money for the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the floods in Kerala. We helped fund the Presence-of-Blackness project in speculative fiction, and a Mexicanx publication.
We are not giving away equity.
We're not trying to sell the company. We just want to make Gumroad better. Without an exit in sight, we do something radical: we pay awesome people a fair rate to contribute to Gumroad on their own terms.
It's been a while since April 2011. But rest assured, we're just getting started. Want to follow along?
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