036 - Mike Slaats

Welcome to another edition of Workspaces! We bring you inside the workspaces of creative individuals. Workspaces hopes to inspire you by showing you the toolkit that many creatives use to do their daily work. ☕️

Mike Slaats is the founder of Upvoty and host of the SaaS Pirates podcast.

Upvoty is a user feeedback tool that helps you instantly turn feedback into actionable product optimizations. They are able to accomplish this through their feedback boards, product roadmaps, and changelog features that all flow seamlessly together.

Inside Mike’s Workspace

In the office:

  • 2 standing desks (1 for me, 1 for a freelancer - most of our team works remotely throughout Europa, the US, and Asia)

  • Herman miller chairs

  • Podcasts studio (I started a podcast called SaaS Pirates which I record in that little studio)

  • Books (love to read!)

  • Appel Macbook 15"

  • Upvoty wallpapers (our mascot!)

  • Nespresso coffee (the best!)

  • A world map for world domination (ha-ha-ha)

  • Roadmap with post-its on the wall

  • Whiteboard


  • Upvoty - To collect user feedback for my SaaS

  • FrontApp - Email collab tool

  • Google Gsuite - Document collab

  • Slack - Team notifications

  • Asana - Project Management system

  • Baremetrics - Subscription analytics

  • Stripe - Payment provider - Stripe.com

  • Loom - Recording videos for customer tutorials

  • Google Meet - Demos

  • Circles - Demos for larger teams

  • Crisp - Chat widget for customer support

  • EmailOctopus - Email marketing

  • Sendgrid - Transactional emails

Let Mike know what you think about his workspace: twitter.com/mikedotsaas 👋

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