Above Board, the official Fathom Analytics podcast - page 6
A podcast exploring running an independent + bootstrapped software (SaaS) company. Follow Jack and Paul (the co-founders) in their journey of building and growing Fathom Analytics.
Published every two weeks (or so), listen in on lively debates about growth, customers, software, and how they’re working to keep their business in line with their values.
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Drug abuse and WWDC
Jack’s gone from 6 or more shots of espresso daily to cold turkey—and has been noticing a clearer head and slower thought processes.Listen to the episode · Jun 11, 2021
It doesn’t have to be fascist at work
Jack and Paul share their views on the turmoil at Basecamp and why they deleted the episode of this podcast that featured DHH.Listen to the episode · May 25, 2021
Sparktoro on Above Board (Fathom)
Today Paul caught up with Rand Fiskhin, co-founder of Sparktoro (market research + audience intelligence SaaS).Listen to the episode · May 11, 2021
Investing in relationships
Database migration, scaling, and a v3 update (of course). Jack and Paul dive into why the sales process for SingleStore and why their personal (and technical) touch works so well. We also talked about when April Fools jokes can land (and when they can’t).Listen to the episode · Apr 5, 2021
How to destroy the privacy of your entire customer base with a single line of code
Jack and Paul give their professional(ish) opinion the weight and risks of using external scripts on a website.Listen to the episode · Mar 22, 2021
We landed a whale
We cover getting an amazing new customer using Fathom, the DogeCoin revolution and investing in general, and of course, some very specific details and features that are coming soon to Version 3 of Fathom.Listen to the episode · Feb 19, 2021
We don’t want your business
A race to the bottom in pricing is never a good idea (both for you or your customers). Jack and Paul discuss why the best-case scenario with that idea is you’ll get screwed by your own growth.Listen to the episode · Jan 20, 2021
Paul quit the internet
What happened when Paul quit the internet? What does it mean for Fathom? What does it mean for Jack now having to field every Paul-related tweet?Listen to the episode · Dec 11, 2020
Privacy stories: Fastmail
In this episode Jack and Paul speak with Bron Gondwana, the CEO of Fastmail and how they’ve managed to run their privacy-focused email software since 1999.Listen to the episode · Dec 4, 2020
Someone tried to put us out of business
A malicious person decided they wanted to have a go at ruining Fathom Analytics.Listen to the episode · Nov 20, 2020