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Now available: Lago, the open source Stripe Billing alternative
Lago is now available!
As a refresher:
Lago is an Open Source Billing API, with a focus on serving B2B companies, whose pricing often combines subscription and usage-based dimensions, self-serve and sales-led go-to-market.
We’ve posted Why billing is a nightmare for engineers on Hacker News recently, were #1 / front page for 36 hours, and this triggered 360+ comments. These billing challenges definitely resonated with engineers.
We’ve previously built the home-made billing system of Qonto.com, a $5B neobank in Europe, similar to Brex. We had to maintain if for years, and went through a lot of s** holes.
You can use Lago by self-hosting it (use our Docker image), and we also provide a fully hosted version (DM me to get access to Lago Cloud).
If you’re still scratching your head about which pricing you should adopt, we’ve built templates here: you can replicate Segment.com’s pricing with Lago, or a Swan’s one, a Banking as a Service API, in minutes.
Other useful direct links:
Github repo, give us some love!
Have a look at our blog, where we answered the top questions we’ve been asked, including:
How we think about our own pricing
Why Open Source can end the engineers’ billing nightmares
Looking forward to it!
The Lago Team
Some of you are receiving this email because you were interested in the “no-code data tool for growth teams” we were previously building.
Even if our current product (an Open Source billing API) can sound very different today, we strongly believe our new angle will still be very relevant for growth/business operations people. Indeed:
Billing is a very data driven topic (especially when your pricing has a “usage-based” component)
It directly impacts revenue, which is one of the main growth’s north star.
In any case, we’d understand if you unsubscribe, and overall, we’d like to sincerely thank you for your continued support.
We’ll share more about the back story of our pivot very soon as well. Bear with us!