Eran Galperin

My Name Is

Eran Galperin

What I Do

I’m the founder and CEO of Gymdesk, B2B SaaS for gyms and other fitness and wellness businesses



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

Scale Media

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.
  • 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 Built and launched Gymdesk (then "Martial Arts on Rails"), combining my professional background in software development with my personal hobby of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • 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.
  • 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.

About Me

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.

Get in touch

I advise early stage SaaS founder on marketing and reaching PMF.

If you’re interested in talking to me about your company, use the form on the right to get in touch.