Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead. –Nelson MandelaIf you’ve been following this blog or have seen us at one of the many trade shows we’ve been to recently, you know just how busy our team has been. So here’s a bit of evidence that we’re not all work and no play.
Nouvola recently held its annual BBQ and we had great fun celebrating the results of our hard work and sharing our successes with our colleagues and their families.
We’ve come a long way in the past year. And as any startup knows, saying how far you’ve come is usually a precursor to noting how far you have to go. But for one day in July we paused to look back on all we’ve achieved and to spend time with family members who have been so supportive.
What a difference a year makes. Before this summer, we’d participated in a single trade show, the PSBA showcase. Since then, we’ve been to many. We are just back from Velocity where we showcased our technology alongside our competitors, including many that have been around for years. We also presented our technology at FutureStack, IC3, Collision, IC3 again and Railsconf.
Businesses are buying our software and our message about the need for performance testing is resonating. Industry leaders want to hear from us and see our product.
And none of that would have happened without Nouvola’s talented, dedicated and visionary team. Among our many achievements, we are most proud of the team we have built. As Peter Thiel said in his book Zero to One, ‘A great founder can bring out the best work from everybody at his company’. That is our hope and aspiration. There’s a long road ahead but on July 15 we celebrated.