Hey, I'm Marco.

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I am a software engineer turned project lead with a passion for agile values, knowledge transfer, and all things innovation. I consider myself a lifelong learner. And I build things in public.

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In my spare time, I build bootstrapped products and tools. Here are all side projects I've been working on lately.

Basic Problem

My free, personal newsletter about the journey to build bootstrapped side projects.


Intelligent keyword monitoring for Twitter to help you get the most relevant social listening results.

Things on Things

Designs for the fashionable nerd.


A database with extensive data on 60,000+ crowdfunding campaigns.


A clean movie and series trailer feed, without any clutter.

Simply Pace

A pace calculator app for Android.


A community curated list of canvases for strategic management and execution. (Discontinued)

Rate My UX

A quick overview of the UX quality of your product. (Discontinued)


Thoughts and things I learned from my professional work and my journey as an indie hacker.

Music is arguably one of the best things humanity ever invented. And though music itself has become ubiquitous, leading some voices to declare businesses around music dead, reality tells a different story. "Music" is more than just listening to something on Spotify or Apple Music. It opens up a vast...

Many humans have a tendency to focus on negative outcomes. Well yes, in general, it is easier to see problems and risks instead of opportunities and possibilities. It's the well-known "yes, but" instead of "yes, and." To some degree, this is the basis for grim, dark futures like tech-/ societal-dyst...

When I wrote about platform risk, the Creator Economy, and the Indie Web, decentralization was only touched briefly. Buckle up, today is going to get technical.

The first phase of the Internet, or the World Wide Web, to be specific, can be considered as a consumer version. There were only a rela...