Team changes at Trigger.io
Trigger.io is now nearly 3 years old and publicly available since January 2012. We’re delighted with how it has grown from a useful product — 10,000 developers signed up, and millions of app builds — to become a profitable business as of September this year.
We’re proud of the self-sustaining community that has built up around Trigger.io, with several people making their livelihood building apps for clients on our platform, and contributions from the community on StackOverflow. Last week we open-sourced our native modules and can already see developers begin to contribute.
At this point, James and I have made the decision to step back from day-to-day work on Trigger.io, and for the company to bring in new blood. Antoine van Gelder, whom many of you already know, will take over day-to-day management and new development.
We’re delighted to have Antoine take this on and anticipate only positive changes for current and new customers — there is no change to the availability of the Trigger.io service, support or plans for new development. James and I will continue to be involved as directors working with Antoine to improve the company and product, although you’ll see less of us in day-to-day communications.
We’ve worked with Antoine for almost as long as Trigger.io has been around. He was instrumental in getting the product to launch, working across our entire stack from the client SDKs, Toolkit, server-side logic and compile servers. In addition to his development work, he has also interacted with many customers through support and through the maintenance of our legacy browser add-on platform.
Not only that, but Antoine has broad experience running all aspects of software companies having built his own startup and run consulting companies in the past. He’s a keen advocate of standards, open source and creating great products that benefit with the world. All that — combined with his technical expertise, knowledge of the Trigger.io stack, and product philosophy — means we are supremely confident that he is the right person to take Trigger.io from here.
With our v2.1 release we felt the company and product are in great shape and could benefit from new inspiration, so the time is right to pull the trigger (pun intended). Anyone who has worked on the same product for several years will know that it can often benefit from a new perspective, so we’re confident that the plan we’ve put together with Antoine is a win all around.
James and I delight in creating new products and businesses which is why we started Trigger.io. We love what we’ve built with Trigger.io but over the past year have also become excited about other projects.
Specifically — based on many shared interests — James, Tim, Connor, and I have decided to join Square. We’re super excited about Square’s prospects, their team, and the new projects that we can impact there. Making commerce easy — Square’s mission — is inspiring and has many facets. We hope to iterate fast and be able to share more of what we’re working on soon.
We’re delighted at being able to make this team change while having the Trigger.io product continue to improve and grow sustainably. It’s a situation that few startups are able to reach, and we owe it all to our amazing customers: thank you!
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