ScrapingBee: From 2 failed startups to $3,000/month in 4 months

Updated: November 19th, 2023

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ScrapingBee was founded by Kevin Sahin and Pierre de Wulf. It’s a useful tool specially designed to help people or businesses that need to quickly scrape the web but don't want to spend a lot of time doing it.

They completely bootstrapped their business and built their MVP very quickly, as they needed cash to come in as quickly as possible.

The business started in 2019 and in just three years, the founders have grown ScrapingBee to $1M+ ARR. 99% of revenue is attributed to SEO strategies and practices.

The ScrapingBee API takes care of headless browsers and rotates proxies so you can concentrate on data extraction. They set up the web application, database, and the entire system on Heroku.

Businesses across a variety of industries, including e-commerce for price monitoring, SEO firms for tracking SERP results, lead generation, and general data mining, uses ScrapingBee.


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