PocketSuite

Run a better business from your smartphone.

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Less than 5

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $1M - $2M

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS Mobile, OnDemand, Payments, CRM, Future of Work, Messaging, Machine Learning, Small and Medium Businesses, Optimization, Search, YC Winter 2016

What do we do?

PocketSuite is a YC-backed mobile platform for service businesses - fitness trainers, home cleaners, dog walkers, photographers, etc. - helping them communicate with, schedule and collect payment from clients.

PocketSuite lets any small business owner run their business entirely over text message. If you can send text messages you can use PocketSuite. We are empowering the 20 million service professionals in the US with $800 billion in sales with a mobile tool to run their businesses on the go.

Learn more about who we are and who are looking for here: http://pocketsuite.io/jobs

Why join us?

1) Co-founder was engineer #5 at NetSuite where he built similar tools for larger companies
2) Growing revenue at 35% month over month since launch in October 2014
3) Backed by founders of NetSuite, Paul Buchheit, Y Combinator and FundersClub

Technical challenges

1) Building scalable appointment/employee/resource scheduling algorithms
2) Automating more workflows and simplifying the user experience concurrently
3) Building automated fraud detection, client intake and people discovery systems to facilitate more transactions and growth.

Our press coverage

http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/22/on-the-go-freelancers-get-business-a-business-management-tool-with-pocketsuite/
http://www.inc.com/chirag-kulkarni/how-this-startup-is-empowering-the-700-billion-dollar-service-economy.html
http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/10/26/black-entrepreneur-makes-app-americas-rising-freelance-class/
http://www.business.com/mobile-apps-and-tools/4-new-apps-small-business-owners-should-use-in-2016/

Our Founders

Yang Forjindam

Sam Madden

Our tech stack

  • Objective C
  • Python
  • HTML5
  • Redis
  • Android/Java
  • SQL
  • Javascript
  • PostgreSQL

Our investors

  • FundersClub
  • Paul Buchheit
  • IT-Farm