It’s been one hell of a journey from 2005 to here. In fact, it’s been such a journey that we needed an infographic (yes, another) just to condense everything that’s happened into a vaguely digestible format.
You can download it here, or scroll down to view it in its glorious entirety.
Back to the news — the big news: We just closed our first round of major institutional financing.
We’re now what those in this part of the world would call “venture-backed”. Our good friends and fellow Aussies at Starfish Ventures have supported our plans for 2012 and beyond to the tune of $3.5m.
This is big news for us, because we’ve basically been bootstrapped and profitable since day one – so it’s not a decision we took lightly. It’s big news for you guys, because it means more people, more quickly, to build more kickass products. Our values remain the same, and they will not change.
What are these plans we speak of?
Well, you might have to wait — at least a little, until mid-year or thereabouts — but we’ll tell you this: they involve the cloud, a logical extension of what we’re already doing on the desktop, and fixing a bunch of rather frustrating document problems just about everyone experiences (a lot).
They involve putting the seventy-odd, ass-kicking Nitronauts we already have (and plenty more to come!) to task on the stuff that happens to documents after they disappear into that series of tubes we call the Internet.
Stay tuned, and expect awesome.
The important stuff
Thank you. Thanks to all of our customers, who backed us with their own money from day one. Thanks to each and every one of the free product users for getting behind and supporting what a few people suggested was, “not a smart idea.” (Turns out three-plus million monthly users of Nitro Reader think otherwise.)
And finally, thanks to the Nitro team – past, present, and future. You earned it.