From a newsletter that Paul Jarvis publishes:
Fathom Analytics. This has gone from a fun side project to full-time job, and I’m here for it. The organic growth we’ve seen is something I couldn’t have imagined when I tweeted a mockup of what I thought website analytics should look like a few years ago. I’ve tried and failed at software so many times, I’ve lost count. This time it’s working out. Most importantly though, I’m really enjoying the operational side of running this company (which hasn’t happened very often for me, the perpetual “let’s start a new company!” person).
We often don’t see all the failures people go through before they hit upon something that works.