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Code Story - February 2021
In 2008, Daniel's current company started out as an image hosting service for Twitter (you may remember seeing the links while using the platform). When Twitter built their own, it pretty much shut down the first product. During that time, many customers of the agency 9 Elements were asking for tools around image processing, resizing, etc. So they started building a tool to do those things.
Natalie Nagele's company started off as a remote consulting company, but launched their first product in 2003 - and they were immediately hooked. In 2009, they stopped doing client work and focused solely on products. And haven't looked back in 20 years. This is the creation story of Wildbit.
Mitchell Hashimoto attended college at the University of Washington in Seattle, which was located equidistance from Amazon, Google and other cloud focused infrastructure companies. As you could guess, there was a huge focus on this topic while he was at school, and he was able to gain access to vast resources through his computer lab and research projects.
After applying to Y Combinator, Brendan & Matt were invited to interview with the accelerator. During the interview, they decided to change from their original idea. After that, their YC partner advised them to pivot yet again... so change has been a regular occurrence for this team since the beginning.
Originally from Ghana, Richard Mensah was born into an IT family. From an early age, Richard was the one fixing all of the family tech problems. He could see the potential in technology, to help aid in solving the problems his community was experiencing in Ghana. He loves his country, but he also realized that the US has more resources for innovation than his home country.
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