The business has been going now for around 7 years, with Jonathan and I both full-time for 4 of those. We're now a remote team of 9.
We've built this product in a crowded space, without a pre-existing audience and without putting any of our own money in besides the initial domain name purchase and the first logo which was done on Fiverr.
Here's a very quick timeline of what's happened over the past few years to give some context:
November 2014: Go live as a completely free product.
Feb 2015: Launch post made on Reddit.
Jul 2015: Added paid plans alongside the free plan
Mar 2017: Both went full-time on the project ($13k MRR)
Jan 2018: Featured on the IH Podcast
November 2019: Reached a cumulative £1m ($1.3m) in revenue.
Jul 2020: 10bn emails sent through the platform.
May 2021: Finally launched on Product Hunt
And that's us. We're here to answer any questions you might have about EmailOctopus, growing the business, or more broad email questions.