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Ep 166:

Interview with Sam Madden, founder of PocketSuite

There are millions of service businesses and solo-entrepreneurs that have real needs when it comes to scheduling appointments with customers, easy communications, invoicing, collecting payments, staffing employees and much more. These small businesses don't want to spend thousands of dollars every month nor do they want to use a dozen different services so PocketSuite decided to create an all-in-one solution. You can get a better idea of the types of businesses they love to work with by [clicking here]. PocketSuite was started in 2013 by Yang Forjindam and then Sam joined him shortly after that. The company is based in San Francisco, went through y-combinator and has raised $1.6 million from investors.

In this interview I spoke with Sam Madden, co-founder of PocketSuite on why he joined Yang to build this company, what was it like going through Ycombinator, when did they decide to raise capital, how have they managed to stay so lean, how have they been able to get 25,000+ businesses using PocketSuite, what have been the biggest challenges thus far, what's the best part about being an entrepreneur, what types of companies are using PocketSuite, why did they wait so long to launch for Android phones, how big can this company be, what's the ultimate goal for the company and much more.

Connect with PocketSuite on Facebook and Linkedin and Twitter and AngelList and Crunchbase.

Connect with Sam on Linkedin and Twitter and AngelList or email him at sam@pocketsuite.io

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