Can you make money and hold true to your values? Can you keep a profitable business “above board”?
Jack Ellis and Paul Jarvis (co-founders) explore running an ethical and privacy-focused company. They’re also sharing an inside look at what it takes to create and sell their privacy-focused product without any outside funding or capital.
Every few weeks, they publish a lively and honest debate about all things not simply "black and white" when trying to do the right thing for profit, people and the planet.
This is a podcast from Fathom Analytics (usefathom.com).
Adblockers & breaking the law
In today’s episode Jack and Paul get into why they had to roll back a piece of a new feature they spent a year building (and had to delete an episode of this show). As well as touching on why ad-blockers hate us in the most misguided way, why our EU isolation is such an important feature, and most importantly, why Fathom doesn’t simply guess at privacy laws - we hire multiple experts to inform our decisions. Not going as far as we do in the legal department would put our customers at legal risk.
The episode where we initially think there’s nothing new, but in actuality a whole ton of things are new
Sometimes Jack and Paul feel like every day is groundhog day, and that not much changes day-to-day. But in reality, lots has been launched, updated, changed, and made progress on. Including: a content survey, a new freelance writer, Fathom NFTs, open-sourcing a Fathom project, disabling MRR emails and how we think about support as it relates to growth.
What’s been happening at Fathom?
Jack and Paul get into all the things that have been happening behind the scenes at Fathom Analytics, including: a new graph, some nerdy details about infrastructure updates, better labels for data on our dashboard, the new high traffic page, and our latest multi-domains feature.
The pros and cons of being the Chief Hype Officer
Jack and Paul discuss what it means to work in public and tweet about “coming soon” features. They also talk about how the momentum from releasing new features plays a pivot role in Fathom’s growth, and how it’s simply not possible to stay on the feature momentum train at all times.
Interview with the the founder of Carrd: going from bootstrapping to raising venture capital
On today’s show Jack and Paul speak to the enigmatic and mysterious founder of Carrd, “AJ”. Carrd is a single page website builder that started in 2016 and now has over 2 million users, 3 million sites and is doing over $1 million in ARR. Our conversation covered how Carrd caught on and grew, what led Kim Kardashian to share a Carrd website, and why AJ decided to accept venture capital funding for his business.
What’s the best pricing model for a SaaS?
Should you compete on price? Should you go after lots of smaller customers or a few massive customers? In this episode Jack and Paul have an honest conversation about who Fathom is for, and who Fathom isn’t for. They discuss pricing, enterprise customers, and how they are adapting the business to be more in line with the specific type of customers that best suit the software.