Gumroad’s CEO on the company’s first 10 years, competitors like Patreon and Substack, the rise of the creator economy, and how app store “taxes” stifle growth

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So yes, I believe Chris Sacca, Naval, and a few others understood it at the time. Perhaps they consumed too much? We may have all been a few years too early, it turned out. The “Creator economy” is already becoming a word, thanks to COVID, although it’s still quite early in the process.