Alex MacCaw Alex MacCaw ·

Clearbit's approach to management

Last year, we set out on a mission to create the best-managed company in the world. As part of developing great management training at Clearbit, we created a Manager's Handbook. Here are the highlights....

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Alex MacCaw Alex MacCaw ·

Risk API: detect bad actors & prevent spam signups

A major pain point of running an online business is the number of bad actors trying to defraud you, whether that's via stolen credit cards, or by exploiting your free trials and creating thousands of fake accounts. Over the past few years at Clearbit, we've had our fair share of...

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Alex MacCaw Alex MacCaw ·

2015 year in review

Wow. 2015 was quite the year for Clearbit! It's tricky fitting everything we've done into a single blog post, considering last year encompassed most of our young company's life, but here goes. In 2015 we went from a team of two, to seven. From 50 customers to 500. From processing...

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Alex MacCaw Alex MacCaw ·

Our Stock Option pledge

Startup stock options often get a bad rap, and with good reason. Employees who've given years to a company can end up with nothing — or have to fork over huge amounts of money and suffer a large tax liability. Quite honestly this sucks! To be fair, the system we have...

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