Above Board, the official Fathom Analytics podcast - page 7

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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DuckDuckGo on Above Board (Fathom)

Jack and Paul from Fathom Analytics connect with DuckDuckGo’s Communications Manager, Daniel Davis to chat about how DDG competes with big tech (Google).

Listen to the episode · Nov 13, 2020

We’re taking a break

Jack and Paul talk about taking a short break from this show until November or so.

Listen to the episode · Sep 4, 2020

Building an audience, analytics & virtue signalling

Jack’s Laracon talk, building an audience, what to do about all the virtue signalling in the ethical product space and much, European privacy laws and their impact on American businesses and services, and much more.

Listen to the episode · Aug 28, 2020

Credit cards, trust and why people buy indie software products

Jack and Paul talk about the reasons Fathom asks for a credit card up front, and how that impacts our growth.

Listen to the episode · Aug 14, 2020

Being competitive, YouTube and going viral

On today’s episode Jack and Paul chat about using competitiveness to your advantage, the good and bad of video games, how we dealt with a very viral customer, the logic of a privacy-focused company like Fathom using a platform like Youtube and Jack’s upcoming Laracon talk.

Listen to the episode · Aug 14, 2020

New hires and vacations

On today’s show Paul and Jack chat about bringing a privacy officer on board, why taking proper breaks are important (even if you run an indie business) and what we are considering for the future of Fathom Analytics (version 3).

Listen to the episode · Aug 7, 2020

Bad CEOs and Cat Jumpers

Jack and Paul dissect a few issues they have had with other companies and leadership at those companies, and then how those companies responded (both the good and the bad).

Listen to the episode · Aug 1, 2020

SaaS collaboration tools, organization, pancakes and more

Jack and Paul answer questions from listeners today, including: our favourite pancake recipe, the tools/apps we use to collaborate, how we determine hiring vs bringing on cofounder vs freelancers, and our full design and development processes.

Listen to the episode · Jul 16, 2020

You’re fired!

Jack and Paul speak about having to fire a customer for the first time. It was tough, but it had to be done.

Listen to the episode · Jul 10, 2020


We’re not trying to sell you anything right now, we’re only here to share our experiences making money working for ourselves.

Listen to the episode · Jul 3, 2020
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