Seven discernible stages in taking a solo startup from beta to GA

Crossing the River Styx" by Joachim Patinir “Crossing the River Styx” by Joachim Patinir (circa 1480-1524) - Museo Nacional del Prado. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Last week the “beta” tag officially came off of Checkly 🍾🎉! I bumped into many things in the period between launching a private beta and hammering down on all features and ripping the beta notice of the nav.navbar. In this post, I tried to funnel a bunch of these learnings into a somewhat logical order, as they felled like hoops I had to jump through to get to the next hoop.

Note: Don’t take any of this as gospel. Every situation is different. Stay critical.