Under the Hood: Introducing Justin
October 17, 2007
Shared values—that’s what makes a business sing and helps an entrepreneur sleep at night.
I remember sitting down with Justin in our first interview and listening to him talk about software. He spent almost all his time talking about design of software—he wasn’t as fussed about the technology per se (though he is most definitely a hardcore technologist, a LISP nut and has a bearded idol), he was more interested in the approach and philosophy with which a code base is developed and refined. As someone who doesn’t write code anymore, my contributions around our software team are high-level (and marginal at best), so listening to someone who enjoys communicating his passion and values for software the way Justin does is a treat for me.
Justin has been with us for about a month now—you may have received an e-mail or two from him if you have been in touch for support, as he’s been spending a good chunk of time helping out with e-mail inquiries and getting to know you (our customers) and the FreshBooks application in general (support is something every FreshBooks team member starts out focusing on). Anywho, Justin has fit right in with everyone here at FreshBooks and we’re all extraordinarily pleased to publicly announce his arrival with this post.
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FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.Mike is the co-founder and CEO of