Enjoying work and being on the same page

  • rudder-bigDo the big things. Ourselves and also for our users.
  • time-bigHave balance between work and personal life.
  • ikony_velka 13 kopieWe believe that only a relaxed team can do something spectacular.
It's November 17, 2015 and we are releasing Freelo to the world.
2015

We are looking for a tool that would serve Freelancers for easy collaboration with clients (note: hence the name Freelo). Frustration and unfulfilled expectations when trying existing tools leads us to create our own application. We miss tasks with clear communication, work reports and client invoicing. After a year of development, the first version of Freelo is created.

We create freelo on weekends, evenings and on days off when we don't earn bread in other companies. It's not easy, but we enjoy it and the positive feedback from users drives us forward.

Freelo celebrates his first birthday with some die-hard fans.
2016

We are collecting units of paying users in the first year and with the generous pricing, our sales are not exactly growing. We are grateful for any feedback users give us and try to accommodate any meaningful requests for new features.

We do everything on our own and the turnover from the first year is not even worth mentioning. The gradually growing interest shows us the way to go and we are turning the rudder 180 degrees - Freelo must be a tool for teams.

We are recording a podcast with Ondra Ilinchev.
2017

For more than half a year we have been working on how to set a new adequate price. It is clear to us that without such a change Freelo cannot function in the long term.

We're adding new features, tariffs and more expensive. We are pleasantly surprised because most users are willing to accept the new price.

We're launching a podcast called From Below Deck, building a community of SaaSkiers, and investing all of our revenue into marketing and development.

We train and lecture wherever we can.
2018

We attend conferences, train and look for meaningful collaborations. We realize that we need to meet our users.

The turning point comes and Freelo gradually turns to black. We're looking for a customer service person to join us.

We are changing our home-office for an office in Pardubice, which we call Podpalubí.

We are going to the next FreeloHackathon in Rovinj, Croatia.
2019

We are taking our new Supporter Katya to the FreeloHackathon in Croatia and we are focusing on developing key functions.

We are expanding the team again in the coming months to cover substitution.

We're enjoying the summer and barbecuing in front of the villa.
2020

We are strengthening the PHP backend development and starting to work on a new Files in Projects section.

We're constantly improving the app and getting important features to users faster.

The Pardubice Freelo crew was almost full.
2021

Four new sailors are being hired for support, marketing, PHP backend and frontend. It doesn't stop there, we're looking for more awesome people, join in too.

We are preparing to expand abroad. We are translating the website and app into ten more languages. We are preparing a marketing plan to help us succeed outside the Czech Republic.

Values that resonate with us
Cooperation
Simplicity
Quality
Life and work
Personal responsibility
Important then urgent
Empathy
Meaningfulness
Health
Peaceful mind
Countries and cities, we have been on #FreeloHackathon
Croatia
Austria
Spain
Pardubice
Prague

Everything we love is on our blog

From the helm, hello skippers Karel, Honza and Karel
Karel Borkovec Programmer

Thanks to Karel Freelo runs like a dream. When he is not kicking-off new features, he likes sports, hits the road with his family or thinks of which kind of salad to make for dinner.

Jan Kulda UX Designer & Coder

Honza takes care of Freelo's good usability. From graphics, over UX to encoding. He enjoys the whole process of creating an application or website. Besides Freelo, he likes cooking, cycling and travelling.

Karel Dytrych Business analyst

Karel likes numbers. He works a lot with the database and analyses everything. When he closes Excel, he likes to travel to warm-weather destinations. During summer, you would probably meet him at the Canaries in Las Palmas.

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