Here's where we're at.
Welcome to the roadmap. Here you can see what we’ve shipped recently, what we’re building next, and how we’re doing as a company.
By sharing this information we aim to demystify the weird and wonderful process of working on a mostly bootstrapped web company. We’re working our hardest to build a space that’s mindful, respectful, and accountable to our thousands of lovely members. We have lots of ideas for how to do a better job, as well as lots of challenges.
This is meant to be as transparent as reasonably possible. If there’s something you don’t see here that you’d like to know, just email
Road to self-sustainability’s mission is to build a member-supported community. Since we're accountable to our members instead of advertisers, our incentive is always to build a tool that fosters learning and genuine collaboration. This also means that’s future relies entirely on community contributions. Here’s how you can help:
Premium members get unlimited private content, additional privacy settings, an invitation to our members’ Slack and more features soon. More about Premium:
Go Premium
Premium members currently contribute 
$6,027  in monthly recurring revenue.
Monthly Patron
If you’re already Premium and want to chip in a little extra, or if you simply want to help make faster progress, you can make a monthly contribution. You’ll receive regular emails from the team, plus a unique piece of merch.
Become a Patron
Patrons currently contribute 
$465  in monthly recurring revenue.
Last updated: Monday, April 22, 2019
In Progress
  • Channel grid view refactor

  • Browser extension refactor

Up next
  • Group feed infrastructure

On the Horizon
  • Upgrade search infrastructure

  • Port iOS app to Android

  • Custom badges

  • Revamped block lightbox view

  • Sign-up optimizations

  • Launch groups

  • Channel preview

  • Onboarding banners 🏳️

  • Icon audit

  • Optimized billing flow

Company Vision
Last updated: Monday, April 22, 2019
Revenue & Strategy
  • Reach $25K in monthly revenue by the end of 2019

  • Become a public benefit corporation in order to legally protect our mission

  • Work to promote ad-free businesses and ethical design principles in the tech industry

  • Explore possible avenues for a more cooperative membership structure

  • Create stronger community benefits for premium members

  • Make grants to foster creative research by members

  • Create a structure for compensating our member-investors

  • Pay our current team living wages with benefits

  • Hire 2 more developers to work on product infrastructure

  • Make our team more diverse

Current Stats
Last updated: Monday, April 22, 2019
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Monthly active people


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