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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 month (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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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

Are you a bad person if you use YouTube?

Jack and Paul get into if Fathom should create and post videos to YouTube (which is obviously owned by Google).

Listen to the episode · Jun 11, 2020

Is Joe Rogan a sell out?

Is this a trend towards the end of podcasts being a free and open platform? On this episode we talk about Joe Rogan selling out.

Listen to the episode · May 28, 2020

Were we wrong about enterprise customers?

Jack and Paul discuss the pros and cons of supporting enterprise clients.

Listen to the episode · May 25, 2020

Customer happiness over money

We’ve all been there: we get a bill for a yearly subscription, but didn’t get any warning about the charge happening.

Listen to the episode · May 15, 2020

Capitalism and copycats and communism, oh my!

Jack and Paul talk about the benefits and problems involving taking venture capital for a software company, what we think about competitors copying us, and why “free markets” should potentially have some limits or at least some regulations.

Listen to the episode · May 8, 2020

Why was the first $10k MRR the hardest?

Join us as we talk about hitting that milestone and why it mattered as a milestone.

Listen to the episode · Apr 24, 2020
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