Jijo Sunny
Jijo Sunny

Jijo Sunny

CEO of Buy Me a Coffee // Having the time of my life building for the creatives of the world. 🏄‍♂️

My story

I grew up in the beautiful state of Kerala in India and started building internet projects when I was 12. I started off trying to make some money on the internet to buy books and gadgets, and eventually ended up building tools to help others do the same. My first project was AdIndigo (2010), an ad network for bloggers which served 6M+ daily impressions at its peak. WhatRuns is probably my first (albeit small) hit — it's a developer tool now used by ~300k developers and designers.

I studied Psychology and moved to the UK in 2015, where I lived for 3 years. That's when my brother Joseph and I started working on Buy Me a Coffee as a side project out of a cafe in London. We got into Y Combinator in 2019 and decided to move to San Francisco, where we're currently based. Buy Me a Coffee is now helping 250,000+ fund their creative work.

My biggest source of happiness is to work with a small group of people to build the things we want to see in the world. We believe almost everyone will work for themselves in the future—and our mission is to empower individuals to achieve that.


Books I've read at least twice

Feb 20, 2021

Unpublished my previous blog which was a Jekyll site hosted on AWS. It was unnecessary. This is too easy.