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.

The Internet Is Rotting. This is another one of those articles showing that the internet actually does forget. That this is something to worry about. Content drift and link rot are a thing. And this observation opens up opportunities.

Here is a first example from my idea list to give you some pos...

If you haven't lived under a rock, you might have noticed that "building an audience" is currently quite the rage on Maker Twitter. The gist is that you build your personal audience and/ or immerse in an existing group first, then you find a problem, then you build a solution. This is a variation of...

How do you want to treat your users and customers? As grown-ups and your job is to get their job done? Or do you think you need to guide them step by step? Agreed, this is more like a rhetorical question (to me). The thing is, that the former is either amazing when experienced or so good that you do...