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Invest in Withfriends (YC W19)

Making subscriptions easy for every business

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Jacob interviewed Withfriends (YC W19) on May 20, 2021. Play Video
Jacob Brutman
Angel Investor, Ph.D. Chemist and Computer Enthusiast
says, "Interesting concept that fulfills a serious need within the Shopify ecosystem. Team is confident and appears to know what they are doing."
says, "Your biggest risk is that if Shopify decides to implement their own subscribe option that would be an immensely challenging situation for Withfriends. If you are able to claim IP on the material, I recommend it at a protective measure."

What Investors Say

Invested $1,000 this round + #<Enumerator:0x00007fb0ad81b658> previously
I'm investing (more) in withfriends because I believe in community, I value small businesses, and I'm excited to see withfriends help small businesses build their own communities (and to see everyone make money doing it). Small businesses of all kinds need recurring revenue to succeed, especially in the current environment. withfriends is well-positioned to lead the market in providing easy-to-use tools for small businesses to turn what would have been one-time customers into subscribers and members--a community that helps small businesses thrive culturally and financially. And withfriends itself is structured to take a reasonable cut of the resulting recurring revenue. It really is doing well by doing good. I've been in the loop with the company from early in their journey, and I'm more confident than ever that the founders can execute on their vision.

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