Founder @ Gymdesk
Hi, I'm Eran Galperin.
I’m a tech entrepreneur based in Tokyo, Japan
I’ve been building web based software products for the better part of the last 2 decades, starting as a software developer, then evolving into a product manager and a business owner.
Modern management software for gyms and other fitness and wellness businesses
LA based DTC beauty and wellness eCommerce brand
Commercial open-source marketplace. 500Startups batch #6. Acquired in 2015 and shut down in 2019
A web development form partnering with startups to build their MVP
2019 - 2022 Started working full-time on Gymdesk. Despite COVID hitting our industry hard in 2020, Gymdesk crossed $1M in ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue) and 10 full time employees in 2022. In the Blog section of this site, I write about the journey to building a successful bootstrapped SaaS.2019
2016 - 2019 During the ramp time of Gymdesk as I was figuring out product-market fit and marketing channels, I worked as the CTO of a DTC eCommerce company in LA called Scale Media. At Scale we built a proprietary eCommerce platform with baked in marketing and paid acquisition features that catapulted the company forward.2016
2016 Built and launched Gymdesk (then "Martial Arts on Rails"), combining my professional background in software development with my personal hobby of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.2016
2010 - 2015 Co-founder Binpress, a marketplace for commercial open-source. With Binpress we went through the 500 Startups accelerator in 2013 and raised a VC seed round. Binpress was acquired at the end of 2015.2010
2004 - 2010 During college, I learned the basics of programming and starting working as a freelance web developer. Started Lionite in 2007 with two other partners, partnering with pre-launch startups to build and launch their MVP.2004
I’m a reformed grumpy software developer, who now does marketing and gathers customer feedback.
I was building my career as a software developer and entrepreneur during a transformational time as superior user experience became a differentiating factor in software and hardware design.
I started out as the stereotypical software developer – blaming users for “using it wrong” whenever they ask for a new feature. But as I grew as a person and as a professional, I came to understand the user’s point-of-view, and now product experience design is my main passion.
I’ve started multiple software businesses to various degrees of success, all of which prepared me for my current venture – Gymdesk – which combines all the skills that I acquired over the last 18 years or so.
- Bootstrapping to Profitability, the story of a B2B SaaS founder December 25, 2022
- Binpress Postmortem February 11, 2016
- How videogames shaped my path in life May 19, 2014
- Why Israel Is A Startup Nation May 18, 2014
- After reviewing 300 startup applications, this is what I learned August 22, 2013
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I advise early stage SaaS founder on marketing and reaching PMF.
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