Memberstack is a SaaS product that helps businesses add secure user accounts and payments in a fraction of the time. We enable business to launch custom software faster, reduce complexity, and save tons of money without compromising on design or functionality.
Tyler and I have been best friends since pre-school (2001), and we've been building software since 2014.
We didn't know what we were doing, so we spent more time rebuilding than building. And boy-oh-boy did we spend a lot of time re-doing our Stripe integrations, refactoring auth, redesigning our front-ends, and worrying about compliance.
It was a mess! But we assumed it was an "us" problem since it was hard to find other people complaining about it.
In 2018, Tyler decided enough is enough, and began building us a single, flexible system which could adapt to any project we might start in the future. My background is in design and Tyler's in engineering, so we knew the system would need to be beautiful, developer friendly, and as flexible as possible.
I decided to whip-up a landing page to gauge interest, and we quickly found a community of folks with similar dreams of building cool things online without needing to worry so much about infrastructure.
👇 See the full timeline below.
apps & businesses launched
revenue earned by Memberstack's customers
We didn't start Memberstack with hopes that it would change the world. Memberstack was only supposed to help us build other products that were supposed to change the world...
Alas, we never built those other products. We've been too busy working on Memberstack 🤷
Are we sad? HA 🤣 Hell no. We're too busy supporting and cheering on the two thousand + companies who are using Memberstack. Collectively, their projects touch the lives of over 2.5 million people from almost every country on earth. The scope and diversity of success is wildly greater than anything we could have accomplished ourselves.
In 2018, we built Memberstack because we wanted to change the world. Today, we’re building Memberstack to help people like you to change the world.
We'll keep working hard to improve Memberstack, and trust* that others will continue using it in positive ways we'd never imagine.
We work from wherever we feel our best. So far, "wherever feels best" has included patios, home offices, beaches, farm houses, mountain cabins, and coffee shops. Our teammates are based in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Nigeria, and Mexico.
We trust each other to make informed decisions so we can move quickly. That being said, we're always available if support or input is needed to make a decision.
We set our own schedules and experiment with our hours. Some team members work 4-day work weeks, some start early and finish early, and some start late and finish late. Whatever helps us to feel most productive.
With the team growing it felt even more important to decide both as a team and on an individual basis what matters to us the most. So we drew up a table of ‘Non-negotiables.’ We listed everything we could possibly think of and decided how important these things were to us now and in the future.
As a small team, we're flexible with the tasks we take up and are eager to learn whatever it takes to make things work for our users.