Tonight we launched CloudFour.com. Tomorrow we pick up the keys to our new office. Friday we start painting and assembling furniture. If all goes well, we’ll open doors on Monday and start planning our office warming party.
We’re overwhelmed, excited, and anxious. What a remarkable thing it is to start a company. There is really nothing that compares.
So why another web development company? Here’s why.
First, my co-founders and I have spent the last several years doing very similar work, but for a very specific market. In some ways, we’re just continuing what we’ve always been doing, but with a larger public presence and in a different location.
Second, we’re see new opportunities in spaces outside of the niche market we worked in. We see opportunities to:
- provide web site optimization services to people who want to make their sites faster;
- help companies determine their new media direction and emerging technology strategy;
- and develop applications for the 2.7 billion mobile devices in the world—it won’t be long before others realize that 2008 is going to be the Year of the Mobile Web.
We’ve also got some exciting side projects. More on that later. ;-)
Finally, we’re thrilled by the idea of building a business and a culture together, continuing to work closely with our former colleagues, and meeting new people tackling interesting challenges.
It’s been three fast months since Guy Kawasaki’s video kept me awake with the realization that I wanted to start my own company. I’m proud to be working with such an amazing group of co-founders, and I’m pleased that we’re all sharing equaling in the creation of the company. We have an all-star team. If this was a pick-up basketball game, I’d feel guilty for having so much talent on one squad.
Most importantly, I find myself going back to what inspired me about that video and what compelled me to choose a different, more risky direction. I believe we have a chance to make meaning—to make an impact—in the lives of others. That means a lot to me.