Questmate is redefining how teams and individuals accomplish their day-to-day workflows

Sascha Reuter created Questmate when he was feeling dissatisfied with the way work is generally carried out these days, and how it impacts people’s lives and well-being. 

Whether you’re a manager who needs a job completed, or you’re the actual individual on the task, or simply as a customer, there are several roadblocks that make for a less than perfect experience when it comes to flow. 

Questmate is all about redefining how teams and individuals accomplish all that needs to be done day-to-day, regardless of their line of work. 

“No matter if they work at a local bakery or yoga studio in Bali, a co-working space in Sydney or a factory in Fremont, California, Questmate allows users to pick or create a so-called Quest. This can include everything from a simple checklist and guidance to fully functional interfaces that allow users to interact with other software or even smart devices,” Sascha says.

“These Quests can then be assigned and re-used whenever needed, either automatically or manually.”

Sascha believes the main problem is that current ways and tools don’t properly connect the main aspects of getting things done in an efficient way, for everyone involved. 

“Questmate solves this by allowing users to connect an amazing, frictionless experience, with proper guidance and structure, as well as actual rewards like team points, an access code or gift cards and cash payouts,” Sascha says.

“Questmate allows us to simply create high-quality experiences and results when it comes to getting anything done, for everyone involved.”

Prior to working on Questmate, Sascha was part of the team at Atlassian, which acquired his previous startup in 2014. It was this work that brought him from Germany to Australia.

“At Atlassian, I worked in many different roles from leading up initiatives and teams to being hands down on the ground coding. It’s been a wild ride, and seeing Atlassian grow from a thousand people, to 6000 people post-IPO in just a few years has been a rewarding but also mind-boggling experience.”

“Making the decision to leave my previous job at Atlassian has been one of the toughest parts for many different reasons. After making the decision though, setting up and starting my own venture again has actually been super straightforward. Especially if you compare the whole incorporation process to what happens in Germany.”

“Our biggest success so far has been building the initial product and landing our first customers. Also leveraging the product ourselves for the daily work on it, as well as things like raising our first investment round and gathering customer feedback.” 

Sascha has big plans for Questmate: “We’ll continue to work towards our ambitious goal of becoming the number one way for getting things done, by putting people and experiences first. Getting there will involve many smaller and bigger challenges still ahead of us, and it is still early days.”

Sascha says being a part of the Fishburners community has been a welcoming and rewarding experience. 

“We’ve already met a lot of awesome, like-minded people. Some of them already became our first users, like the Fishburners team themselves. Others became partners or even investors in Questmate, such as the founders of RemoteSocial. I think the value of joining a community like Fishburners can’t be overstated. Also, their team is amazing!”

Sascha’s advice for other startups: 

1. Learn from others while still doing things your own way.

2. Don’t stop, ever! Doing a startup is hard and an emotional roller coaster all the way, with many ups and downs along your way. Focus on the long-term impact you want to make; you’ll get there eventually!

3. Teams are important, but so are individuals.

4. And, if you can afford it, get an electric car today.

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