Sure, I can share FlowMapp (www.flowmapp.com) story:
4 years ago we were a small web studio doing web sites and graphic design. We were looking for a sitemap tool that would be usable for our projects → finding nothing, we started an internal side-project.
At first we spent 5% of our time on it, then 10%, 30% and so on.
A year later we closed the studio and became a product team.
Now we are: Saas, bootstrap, no VC, 4 years, 230k users, x2.5 YoY, team 5→21.
And all thanks to not being able to find the right service 😅
A hospital stole my identity in 2017 - they were using my name and likeness to bill for patient care under someone elses (non-physicians) name. I knew about decentralized identity already, and realized I needed to build the decentralized identity solution for doctors and create the DAO of doctors so I did:)
Yep -- building Yuga (yugahq.com) now. Comes from my discomfort with the rat race. Most people spend most of their life's most precious resources -- time, mindshare and energy -- on their careers, but barely have an idea of the outcomes they want. So when the company I was working for got acquired by a culturally off company, I decided to quit and start solving this problem. Taking baby steps, of course.