To say that the past year has been pretty wild is putting it mildly.
On July 22nd, 2010 we posted our “We may be late to the party, but we brought a keg” post. That post got a lot of love on HackerNews, and gave us the confidence boost we needed to keep going. We were half way through the Summer 2010 YCombinator program and were making difficult decisions on product, fit, and direction.
Many of you may wonder why we decided to not announce our involvement with YCombinator in our initial post. We gave this a lot of thought, and decided that announcing our involvement with YC would actually skew the conversation away from our product. Our primary interest was in making sure that what we were building was actually useful to consumers and businesses, so we decided to take the risk and present it as a “project” rather than a company.
Things picked up really quickly after that soft launch: We raised money from some of the most awesome and helpful investors around. We moved out of our apartment office into a real office in downtown Palo Alto. We hired our first engineer (and second, and third!). We moved out of our first real office into a larger gorgeous office in downtown Palo Alto.
Throughout this entire process we’ve been coding, coding, and coding (sometimes sleeping, and eating, too . We’ve been releasing new features, listening to users, and sometimes breaking things (sorry!).
Now that we’re out of our personal “quiet” period, expect a lot more blog posts from us (about the product, about yc, about technology, and so on)
Oh! This is also a good opportunity to welcome Bankim Bhavsar, who joined us from VMWare three weeks ago!
The AeroFS Team