Matthew Cleevely of 10to8 tells us how he bootstrapped the most affordable and best (in my opinion) online scheduling and booking platform.
Matthew founded 10to8 with a few friends to help simplify managing bookings and make the world a little bit more organised. He helps out where needed across the business in strategy, accounting, finance, compliance, fund raising and people. Outside of 10to8 he works with wide range of high growth businesses to help them achieve their goals. He’s also got an MEng in Engineering from Oxford and MPhil in Economics from Cambridge
10to8 was founded in Cambridge by four friends. Bruce – a surgeon – wanted his patients to always know where and when they had an appointment, and what extra services his dental practice could offer them.
In expressing his frustrations, the founders uncovered a hidden problem in Bruce’s business, that applied to all businesses like his. That problem was coordination – how and when customers, clients, practitioners, and professionals manage to get together – something the entire world does, but does surprisingly badly. A problem, a small group of engineers and entrepreneurs couldn’t resist solving.
Before long, the idea developed into an online communications system which manages appointments, business services and cuts the admin time spent managing bookings…10to8 was born.
With extensive research, and the help of some beloved alpha testers across a wide range of services and markets, 10to8 became available to the public in 2014.