Behind every business success story is a moment where fate hangs in the balance. We’ll take you behind the scenes to meet the people building the businesses and products you THINK you know to discover the secret history of how it all came together — to the one moment when it all, finally, clicked. Hosted by Ilana Strauss, produced by ClickUp. Follow along at http://clickup.com/whenitclicked or on Twitter @whenitclicked.
Transforming the last Front(ier) of email inboxes
Email is a tool people love to hate—so much that many tech companies have tried to kill it for good. But Mathilde Collin saw the flaws with email as an opportunity, and set out to build a company around improving the inbox. In this episode, we delve into the founding of Front, and find out how two entrepreneurs from France built a billion dollar business on a software tool others had overlooked.
How a plug-in to simplify Salesforce is empowering neurodiverse people worldwide
Scratchpad was designed as a tool to simplify Salesforce. But for neurodiverse individuals, it’s also a lifeline. In this episode, we peel back the curtain on Scratchpad to find out how its founders tapped into its neurodiverse users, and how designing a product for the various ways people think made all the difference.
How Shopify beat Ebay by betting on small business
Today, Shopify powers more than 1.7 million merchants with enough sales to make it the second largest online retailer in the U.S. But getting here meant making some unconventional choices. In this episode, we dive deep into the company’s backstory to learn why Shopify decided to do more than build “websites with shopping carts” and how its plan to turn everyone into an entrepreneur led to its success.
CEO Parker Conrad on how Rippling revolutionized HR software
After countless hours spent battling with a stack of forms and a Kinko’s fax machine, Parker Conrad knew the HR process was ripe for a revamp. In this episode, we’ll hear how this three-time founder discovered an untapped market within employee management, changed the mindset around HR tech, and turned Rippling into a billion dollar company.
How deleting the save button defined Google Docs
Before it became Google Docs, it was Writely, software that broke new ground by enabling real-time document collaboration. We look back with its founders on why they initially turned down Google, the need to create a fake save button, and how they discovered the feature that defined the software’s success.
Introducing When It Clicked
Every business success story has a moment when everything hangs in the balance. Join host Ilana Strauss as she takes you behind the scenes to meet the people building the businesses and products you THINK you know to hear about the one moment when it all finally clicked.
Highlighting the stories of companies/tools I use
Each episode unpacks how a brilliant idea came to life. Entrepreneurs and innovators from Google Docs, Rippling, Shopify and more expand on how they became the tools and services we now rely on. Who doesn’t want to know when things clicked for the companies we use everyday?! Also I love how episodes are less than 30 min!
The unconventional “behind the scenes” successes of tech!
These episodes have been killer!! I love that they’ve focused on a wide range of industries and “products”, but that all ultimately rose to the top by having a “when it clicked” moment, and worked against the norm. I like that this podcast seems to want to highlight the unconventional or unpredictable journeys that many of these now successful companies go through. How did you become what you are now?
Love it! You cannot find it elsewhere
I learned a lot by listening this podcast. The stories from Writely, Rippling to Shopify, it is just astonishing achievements. Both the content itself, and the story telling. I cannot wait to hear the next episode!