The team behind the marketing agency Ethical Digital has switched its focus from client work to product development for a new venture called Ahsuite.
Ahsuite (which is pronounced “aw-sweet”) is a platform that helps agencies, freelancers, and their clients communicate and collaborate more effectively via a customizable client portal.
The password-protected client portals feature task and file management, messaging, and the ability to embed almost anything in an iframe for clients to see.
Ahsuite is based in Phoenix, and the founding team is composed of longtime collaborators Kevin Frei, Aaron Hazelett, and Sudhir Kumar.
The team decided to make the transition after realizing that their digital marketing and product development skills are better suited to SaaS than to client services. Like many agencies, they had custom built tools for their own in-house use that could be reconfigured as a product for other agencies.
A beta version of Ahsuite debuted on the AppSumo lifetime deal platform at the end of 2021 and was chosen to be part of the AppSumo Select program the following summer. After concluding a successful LTD campaign, Ahsuite client portals are now available with a monthly subscription.
The development team plans to add client billing in the near future, as well as the ability to send peer-to-peer payments in multiple currencies. This will enable Ahsuite to compete with freelancer marketplaces like Upwork and Fiverr as a full-featured talent sourcing and remote work platform.