My roommate and I are partners and only employees in a startup focused on a single web application (for now). We discussed VC, but based on the costs we thought of it seemed unnecessary. Here are the monthly costs we could think of:
- $1500 - Survival (food, rent, etc.)
- $400 - Dedicated server with SSL
- $20 - Bank business account
- $400 - Amazon CDN
We're finding it hard to estimate CDN costs this early on, so the number is filler until we do more research. We're only beginning, so we have a lot of research and refinement to do (for example, I know little to nothing about dedicated servers), but naively the total comes to a monthly cost of $2320.
We're afraid that there is something painfully expensive that we're leaving out. I imagine that office space and employees take up a lot, though at the moment that's unnecessary for us. That said, are there any additional costs that we are missing?