Mike McDerment of FreshBooks is a former designer, collector of advisors, and Canadian entrepreneur.
In January 2003, he was running a four-person design agency. He was using Microsoft Word to create his firm’s invoices.
One day, he accidentally saved over an old invoice, and something in him snapped – he knew there had to be a better way. Over the next two weeks, he coded up a solution for his clients and eventually turned that side-project into what is now FreshBooks.
Mike McDerment and his team spent the next three and a half years building FreshBooks out of his parent’s basement. In fourteen years, he has built a team of 250+ people and FreshBooks is used by more than 10 million people.
Now, let’s hack…
Resources and links mentioned:
- Breaking the Time Barrier, by Mike McDerment
- Mike McDerment on Twitter
- Jon Nastor on Twitter
- Snappa: Start your 14-day free trial at snappa.io/hack, no credit card required.