Simple, Beautiful Scheduling- Calendly

October 8, 2014

We all know the pain point of back and forth emails trying to find just the right corresponding time to meet or have that telecon that works for all parties involved. Well, what if there was a scheduler that simply rested on top of your gmail calendar that allowed people to instantly see the times you are available and schedule themselves? What if it was easy to use and had a great looking UI?Folks, Calendly is your solution- convenient, efficient, and it's just so darn pretty. We can't wait for you to try it. World, meet Calendly.

What is Calendly?

Calendly is sleek, simple scheduling software that makes life easy for business professionals and their customers by streamlining the appointment scheduling process.

What is the problem you are trying to solve?

Few tasks are as inefficient as playing phone or email tag to find a meeting time that fits two parties’ schedules, as the process typically requires time zone accommodation, multiple suggested meeting times that might be booked by others before a decision is made, or the chasing down of contact information at the last minute. This adds up to a lot of low-value communication and wasted time.Calendly users gain that time back by setting up their weekly recurring availability once, sharing their Calendly link with anyone who wants to meet with them, and allowing invitees to pick a time immediately--without having to pay, download or sign up for anything.

Who is your ideal customer?

Our ideal customer is the person who understands the value of their own time and their contacts’ time, and who’s as obsessed with providing and enjoying a great experience as we are. Our customers hold all kinds of titles--they’re sales reps, coaches and consultants, educators, customer service professionals, recruiters, software developers, financial service providers, entrepreneurs and more.

What traction do you have?

-20,000 registered users and growing by 15% monthly-100,000+ unique users have scheduled using Calendly and growing 15 -20% monthly

What do you love most about being in the Village?

Everything. Seriously, the Village has done wonders for Calendly. Calendly joined the Village as a single person hot desk membership last November. Today, it’s a funded, revenue generating company with 3 employees with customers across the globe and the Village has made it all possible. Being in the Village helped us get funded, it’s helped us acquire users, it’s been a great asset for recruiting and we’ve learned so much by being here. On top of that, we’ve had fun every step of the way with all the events.

Any words of wisdom for startups?

Dream big, start small. Find a way to move your company forward every single hour.
October 8, 2014
Karen Houghton