100 best CEOs disrupting tech! #15 Oliver Schantin from Basenode

Interviews 14 September 2021

We talked about sales development with Oliver Schantin, Co-founder and head of product at of Basenode. Basenode is empowering freelancers to embrace crypto payments.

How would you describe your company in an elevator pitch?
With the ever-growing crypto market, payments with cryptocurrency have been widely adopted worldwide, especially for freelancers, as a means of gaining more control over their money. At basenode.io, our mission is to eliminate the gap between standard accounting features and blockchain-based accounting.

What are you the best at? 
Basenode.io is the first token-based accounting solution that offers seamless fiat-to-crypto invoicing and lightning payments integration. We put a strong focus on the user experience and feature a fully self-explanatory and eye-friendly interface.

How did you find your first customers? 
Through Research in Freelancer forums (Reddit, Telegram, FB, etc.)

What are your customers saying about your product? 
Our product will launch in October; then, we will get feedback.

What are your proud achievements so far? 
We won the monthly pitch event at Blockrocket in July, and we secured enough funding to start the development of our product.

What is the next big thing in your industry? 
The next milestone for us will be the start of our beta test in October.

What are your plans for the next 6-12 months? 
We want to focus mainly on user base growth and to improve our product-market fit.

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