I help non-technical founders scale two-sided SaaS platforms & online marketplaces

Hi, I'm Matt.

Whether you're building the next AirBnB for X, Uber for Y, or eBay for Z, I can solve your technical issues and help you grow your two-sided business.

Matt Francois

What solutions do I offer?


Virtual CTO-as-a-Service

Virtual CTO-as-a-Service

Get help with all of your technical issues, exactly when you need it and within your budget. Maximize your team's efficiency, hire the best talent, and make development more reliable.

Marketplace & Platform Audit

Marketplace & Platform Audit

This professional evaluation will identify critical issues with your two-sided product, providing you with actionable steps to reduce costs, increase product quality, and gain more users.

Custom Engagements & Consultations

Custom Engagements & Consultations

Looking for a completely custom solution? I offer flexible consulting engagements to solve any of your marketplace or SaaS platform issues. Just ask!

Some of my clients


For the past 14 years, I've worked with small and medium-sized enterprises in San Francisco, Austin, Seattle, Vancouver, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, and beyond.

Here's what some of my clients have said about working with me:

Dinos Demetriades

Dinos Demetriades
Medical IoT Platform Founder

Matt has exceptional knowledge in his field and was able to bring months of improvements to our project in a matter of a few weeks. He's very easy to talk to, understands what needs to be done and is able to provide real advice, and not just sit back and wait for instructions. He's a pleasure to work with and worth every single cent of his rate.

Daniel Valenti

Daniel Valenti
Travel Marketplace Founder

Matt is a strategic thinker, master programmer, and clear communicator. He will help give strategic advice and feedback, along with his technical know-how. Matt is prompt with responses, and clear in his communication. I especially appreciated his straightforward answers to technical questions and the way he presented the pros and cons to each course. Again, Matt does great work and is highly recommended.

Mike Davis

Mike Davis
Social Platform Founder

We worked with Matt for almost a full year and were very happy with his skill, professionalism, and communication. Matt was great at coming up with solutions to challenging situations. I would absolutely work with Matt again.

Bryce Matlashewski

Bryce Matlashewski
Nightlife Marketplace Co-founder

I'm so happy we chose to work with Matt. He understood our requirements perfectly, and built our platform from start to finish. Very reliable and always easy to communicate with. Clearly an expert in his field.

Karen Leventhal

Karen Leventhal
B2B Wholesale Marketplace Founder

It took me over a year to find Matt and he came highly recommended by one of my tech advisors, whose platform he built. Matt is an expert who delivers great value.

Chris Kubbernus

Chris Kubbernus
Social Platform Founder

One of the best I've had the privilege to work with. Great work, great communication.

Matt Francois

My experience

  • I've founded several SaaS platforms and marketplaces, so I know every stage you'll go through intimately.
  • I've had a long career as a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Technical Consultant, and Senior Full-stack Developer, working with growing businesses like yours.
  • I'm the creator of the Marketplace Masterclass, a free step-by-step course showing new founders the correct way to start a successful two-sided marketplace or platform, helping them save thousands of dollars and avoid months of wasted effort.
  • I'm the author of Platform Growth Strategies, a book showing founders how to correctly structure two-sided marketplaces and platforms to facilitate massive growth, and avoid the "Chicken and the Egg" problem that can doom them to failure.

If you're trying to scale your platform, I'll ensure that your technology will get you where you want to be.