What startups can you submit to Microns

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Ilya Novohatskyi
June 28, 2023

Accepted startups

Your startup should match our acceptance criteria and has an appropriate valuation to be accepted.

Currently, we accept only revenue-generating online businesses under $300k.

Geography: We welcome startups all over the world except in countries that are under international sanctions.

Business model: We accept projects with recurring and non-recurring revenue.

Tech stack: Your startup could be built with custom code or no-code tools. We don't have limitations on the tech stack that you use.

Included assets: All project assets (codebase, email list, brand, website, social media accounts, domain, and customers) should be easily transferable to the new owner.

Post-sale support: If we publish your listing you guarantee to provide 30 days post-sale support for the new owner.

Categories of startups we publish:

1. Micro-SaaS;

2. Web and mobile apps;

3. E-commerce;

4. Newsletters and content sites;

5. Extensions, add-ons and WordPress plugins;

6. Shopify apps;

7. Directories, databases and marketplaces;

8. Communities;

9. Agencies;

10. Info products;

11. Bots and crypto projects.

Acceptance criteria

To get published, your project should match our acceptance criteria.

This checklist was created by chatting with our buyers.

If you cross all of the points, your startup will be accepted:

1. Revenue: having at least a few paying users or revenue from ads;

2. Audience: including email list or customer database where the new owner can find real value;

3. Age: at least three months old;

4. Category: matching one of the categories of startups we list (see above);

5. Status: fully working solution without significant errors.

Our minimum requirements are based on the demand that we have. Most buyers are interested in profitable projects that need some tweaks and growth to get ROI.

So we want to keep our platform friendly for both sides and create only meaningful discussions where you can find either buyer or a future partner.

Pre-revenue startups

We don't post pre-revenue startups, but we created PreRevMarket where you can submit such projects.

Forbidden startups

However, no matter how attractive a startup could be, we don't accept startups that are related to the following:

1. Adult entertainment;

2. Gambling;

3. Weapons;

4. Alcohol businesses;

5. Tobacco products;

6. Drug paraphernalia;

7. Pyramids or other illegal schemes;

We believe in a better world, so we should help people evolve, not degrade. That's why we don't allow doing business on our marketplace to the above industries.


Our buyers evaluate your startup based on performance (revenue/traffic).

Based on information about previous acquisitions, we created a simple formula, so you can better understand what to expect.

SaaS - recurring revenue:

1. Pre-revenue startups (zero revenue): $500 - $1,500;

2. Startups with up to $500 in ARR: $2,000 - $3,000;

3. Startups from $500 to $1,000 in ARR: $3,000 - $5,000;

4. Startups from $1,000 in ARR: 3 x ARR - 5 x ARR.

E-commerce and others - one-time revenue:

1. Pre-revenue startups (zero revenue): $500 - $1,500;

2. Startups with up to $500 in Annual Revenue: $500 - $2,000;

3. Startups from $500 to $1,000 in Annual Revenue: $2,000 - $3,000;

4. Startups from $1,000 in Annual Revenue: 2 x ARR - 3 x ARR.


Buyers evaluate your project based on performance and growth potential.

They look at your metrics, customers, and product from all sides. So the more traction your startup has, the better for you.

There are two sides of your startup: development and growth. One thing is to build your project, but the other challenging part is to grow it.

Buyers look at both but know the second is more critical for them. That's why you need to have an email list or customer database to increase the value of your project.

Exit is one of the stages of the lifecycle of your startup, so take it responsibly and prepare for it.

Keep growing your project, prepare all assets for transfer, and create documentation or video tutorials of how your business works, so the new owner could easily continue operating the project without you.

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