If you ask Patrick and John Collison what their mission is with Stripe, they’ll say they want to “increase the GDP of the internet.“
They do this directly (by creating better online payments infrastructure) and indirectly. One of the indirect ways Stripe increases the GDP of the internet is via their ownership of IndieHackers.com.
At Indie Hackers, founder Courtland Allen is helping founders all over the world get the advice, support and feedback they need to build more successful businesses – thereby indirectly increasing the GDP of the internet (and Stripe’s potential customer base too).
I’m a big fan of both Courtland, the Collison brothers, and their goal. And I’ve been thinking for a long time about how I can contribute to that goal without having to be a Stripe employee*.
Finally, I’ve found a project I want to work on which will contribute to that goal Continue reading