I really don’t know if I still can be called “bootstrapper”, but I like this site and the discussions here, so I hope you will accept me as a bootstrapper. Anyway, as far as I can see there is no expiration date, or is there?
I bootstrapped my mISV already back in 1997, next to my day job as a software developer at a large telecommunications company.
My mISV develops B2B software aimed at a very niche in the shipping industry. The software simulates various marine instruments like GPS, Heading, Radar, AIS etc. The software runs on Windows PC’s and is mainly used in helping companies to develop and test nautical instrumentation systems like Electronic Chart Display Systems (ECDIS).
Although pretty succesful in that particular market with a few thousand licenses sold I will never get rich by my mISV alone and I have always needed a part-time day job and other sources of income.
Yet I am not complaining because I love programming and my mISV gives me a lot of satisfaction, as the very positive feedback of my customers.