SaaS Starter Stack

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This guide is aimed at guiding you through the whole journey of building your own startup based on my learnings of growing my own startup Pallyy.


Learn even more from reading interviews from SaaS founders with at least $500 MRR. Coming soon. To submit an interview, read the guidelines.

  • Talknotes - AI note taking app by Nico Jeannen doing $3.5K MRR.
  • Gliglish - Learn languages with AI by Fabien Snauwaert doing $8K MRR.
  • Plausible - Website analytics by Marko Sarik and Uku doing over $100K MRR.
  • PDFai - Chat with PDF tool by Damon Chen doing over $50K MRR.
  • Publer - Social scheduling platform by Ervin Kalemi doing $170K MRR.
  • Simple Analytics - Privacy-friendly analytics doing $30K MRR.



  • Astro - The web framework for content-driven websites.
  • Nuxt - The intuitive Vue framework.
  • Next.js - The React Framework for the Web
  • Remix - Focused on web standards and modern web app UX
  • Sveltekit - Web development, streamlined.

Boilerplate Starter Kits

  • BoxyHQ - Enterprise ready, open source, and powered by SAML Jackson.
  • Just Launch It - Sveltekit boilerplate.
  • LaraFast - Laravel boilerplate with ready-to-go components.
  • LaunchFast - Astro, Next.js, and SvelteKit boilerplates for.
  • Nextless.js - Next.js Boilerplate with Auth, Multi-tenancy & Team, etc.
  • SaaS Pegasus - The premier SaaS boilerplate for Python and Django.
  • ShipFast - NextJS boilerplate.
  • - NextJS Startup Boilerplate with Chrome Extension.
  • Ionstarter - Ionic starter templates to launch apps.
  • RapidLaunch - Nuxt.js boilerplate.
  • Supastarter - Production-ready SaaS starter kit for Next.js 14 and Nuxt 3.
  • React Native Boilerplate - Mobile SaaS Boilerplate to launch on iOS and Android.
  • DevToDollars - Open-source Flutter boilerplate.
  • Shipixen - Next.js boilerplates with an MDX blog, TypeScript and Shadcn UI


  • Appwrite - Open-source backend-as-a-service platform for databases.
  • MongoDB - Developer data platform (NoSQL).
  • Pocketbase - Open Source backend in 1 file.
  • Prisma - Simple db interactions via the ORM, + connection pooling & edge caching, + type-safe db events
  • Supabase - Open Source Firebase Alternative


  • Render - Build, deploy, and scale your apps.
  • Vercel - Build, scale, and secure a faster, personalized web.
  • Railway - Instant Deployments, Effortless Scale
  • Netlify - Connect everything. Build anything.
  • Zeabur - Deploy painlessly and scale infinitely.
  • Hetzner - Low-cost dedicated server for self-hosting.
  • Coolify - Open-source Vercel and Netlify alternative.

Subscriptions and Payments

  • Stripe - Financial infrastructure for the internet.
  • Lemon Squeezy - Payments, tax & subscriptions.
  • Paddle - The complete payments, tax, and subscriptions solution.

Knowledge Base and Help Center

  • HelpKit - Turn Notion into a Help Center / Documentation Site.
  • Bliberoo - Help center, internal wiki or API documetation.

Live Chat

  • Crisp - All-in-one business messaging platform.
  • Intercom - AI customer service solution.
  • JustReply - Customer support tool for teams using Slack.
  • Tawk - Free Live Chat, Ticketing, Knowledge Base & CRM.


  • Mevo - Chatbot builder with AI and rule-based options.

Social Media Management

  • Pallyy - Scheduling platform for brands and agencies.
  • Buffer- Grow your audience on social and beyond.
  • StoryChief - Content Marketing Platform for marketing teams.


  • Blogkit - Blogging starter kits for Next.js with WordPress, Directus, Contentlayer & MDX.
  • BlogPro - Notion to Blog for startups.
  • Docs to Markdown Pro - Publish Google Docs as Markdown to GitHub/GitLab.
  • Docs to WP Pro - Publish SEO-optimized WordPress posts from Google Docs.
  • Quotion - Apple Notes to Blog in minutes, built-in web analytics, SEO-ready.
  • Dub - Open-source link management.
  • URLR - Reliable and GDPR-compliant link shortener.

Media Processing and Content Delivery Networks

  • Transloadit - Receive, transform, or deliver any file.
  • ImageKit - Real-time image and video optimizations, transformations.

Website Analytics

  • Beam - Google Analytics alternative.
  • Fathom - Excellent Google Analytics Alternative
  • Penkle - EU Based privacy focused analytics.
  • Pirsch - Cookie-free and Privacy-friendly Web Analytics.
  • Plausible - Privacy first analytics.
  • Simple - EU Based compliancy focused.
  • Umami - Empowering insights, Preserving privacy.
  • Usermaven - Free, privacy-friendly website analytics and product insights.

Website Monitoring

  • DataDog - See inside any stack, any app, at any scale, anywhere.
  • OpenStatus - The open-source website & API monitoring platform.
  • Sentry - Fully integrated, multi-environment performance monitoring & error tracking.

User Feedback

  • Canny - Capture product feedback.
  • featureOS - Organize product feedback and analyze with AI.
  • Supahub - Collect feedback & announce product updates.

SMS Notifications

  • Notilify - Send marketing, transactional, notifications, and more.
  • Twilio - Industry leading customer management platform.

Push Notifications


  • PromoteKit - Affiliate software for Stripe.
  • Rewardful - Set up affiliate and customer referral programs for Stripe.
  • Tolt - Affiliate software for Paddle, Stripe and Chargebee.

Email Notifications

  • Resend - Email for developers.
  • Mailgun - Email service providing API, SMTP.
  • Plunk - The Email Platform for SaaS.
  • Postmark - Developer friendly Email Delivery Service.

Event Scheduling

  • - Scheduling Infrastructure for Everyone.

Authentification and User Management

  • BoxyHQ - Open source security building blocks for developers.
  • Clerk - The most comprehensive User Management Platform


  • Wobaka - Refreshingly simple CRM and email automation

Form Builders

  • Tally - The simplest free online form builder.
  • Youform - Create waitlist forms, surveys and more for free.

Website Builders

  • Versoly - The fastest way to build your pixel perfect website for free.


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