After Trend Watchers released its platform we only had about 100 beta testers with no revenue coming in.
We were still unsure if the idea was going to work on so for fun we applied to a few different software marketplaces.
Roughly about a month later we heard back from one. According to online sources they have a 96% rejection rate and somehow we still got in with a project that was halfway complete.
After fixing a few key errors with a platform we eventually launched on this software Marketplace and it gave us the users for feedback plus revenue to turn Trend watches into what it is today.
Without this software Marketplace, Trend watches would've been one of those 90% of businesses that fail within the first year.