Today is our Birthday! Our first year in 15 photos

Posted by CEO of Netduma
7 Dec

On this day, one year ago, our company launched. The 365 days since have exceeded our wildest expectations.

We thought it would be fun to bring to life the journey we have been on so here is a summary of our first year, in 15 photos:

1. NETDUMA routers have been ordered in to 63 countries

1. 63 countries

The team’s geography knowledge has improved. We now know where Aruba is!

2. We moved into our first office…

2. 2015-05-18 18.10.57

This was literally the tidiest we ever had it

…and then moved into an even bigger one!

New office

3. Fraser became full-time

(He spends most of it playing games and eating cake)

(He spends most of it playing games and eating cake)

4. We won the Nectar Innovation of 2015 & two awards on the prestigious Startups.co.uk:

Apparently trophies are made out of glass nowadays

Apparently trophies are made out of glass nowadays

5. We are nearing 20, 000 followers on Twitter

Make sure you enter our console giveaway

Make sure you enter our console giveaway

6. We became large enough to appear on Google Trends

The classic 'Hockey Stick' growth trend

Did you know ‘Duma’ is Swahili for cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal

7. We partnered with our first reseller, Limexb:

Lime logo

Check out their site for all the gaming equipment you can possibly think of (plus amazing customer service)

 

8. We attended the Gadget Show Live (where we were nominated for The British Inventor’s Project):

We met loads of great UK companies at the event.

We really should have taken a more interesting photo than this one!

9. Iain has released over 10 free upgrades:

A cloud for the Geo-filter,  VPN Hybrid,  Ping Assist & Internet Diagnostics plus many,  many more

A cloud for the Geo-filter, VPN Hybrid, Ping Assist & Internet Diagnostics plus many, many more

10. Luke was interviewed on the radio

Definitely a face for radio...

Definitely a face for radio…

11. We sponsored Epsilon and AM2Pro:

Thank you to both companies for being amazing sponsees (is that even a word?)

Thank you to both companies for being amazing sponsees (is that even a word?)

12. We launched our own apparel with all the profits going towards the NETDUMA community e.g. competitions, charity donations etc

Apparel

You can pick any colour or size you like

13. Luke met a Dragon!

Luke with the lovely Sarah WIllingham from BBC's Dragons Den,  one of the judges of the Nectar Awards

Luke with the lovely Sarah WIllingham from BBC’s Dragons Den, one of the judges of the Nectar Awards

14. We have learned a huge amount

Using DHL for 1-2 day shipping globally was one of the best decisions we made

Using DHL for 1-2 day shipping globally was one of the best decisions we made

15. And best of all, an amazing user community has grown up around our router. Without them, NONE of this would be possible.

Credit to Lukasz & Quick Faith for making this amazing logo

Credit to Lukasz & Quick Faith for making this amazing logo

From everyone at NETDUMA, thank you for helping us get this far.

Here’s to the next year!