Alex MacCaw and his Co-Founders are innovating in an emerging space for SaaS businesses – one that looks set to grow significantly in the next couple of years.
This new breed of SaaS product is one without a user interface – you interact with the service through an API, which any business can easily integrate into the business logic of their product. Clearbit is essentially a building block, where the true value is in the data consumed.
During our chat, I wanted to understand how Alex approached some of the challenges and opportunities presented in building such a business.
As well as his current role of CEO at Clearbit, Alex has an fascinating history in the tech community, where he’s spent years writing code for the likes of Stripe, winning a book deal with O’Reilly – and then spending the following months travelling the world to write the book – as well as writing and building a loyal audience within the developer community through his blog and other mediums.