you’ll have an impact on the world – our goal is to rid the world of bad software, to help the world understand that good user interfaces make a huge difference in people’s lives. We won’t stop until usability is taught in most high schools around the world.
you’ll have an impact on the company
you will feel the love of a wonderful community of customers every day
you will be encouraged and supported in your personal and professional growth
you will be allowed to do your best work, which competitors will copy
you will have a lot of choice about what to work on
you won’t have to worry about healthcare / retirement, etc., we offer great plans.
you will participate in our yearly company retreats and be sent to conferences and training visits with other employees
you’ll have great hardware and tools to work with
you’ll be part of a new kind of company: tiny, global, flat, awesome
if things go well, this is where you’ll retire
you’ll be allowed to work on personal side projects and encouraged to have a well-rounded life.
you’ll be surrounded by good, decent, inspiring, respectful and compassionate people
Google for their engineering chops, Fogcreek for paving the way for small bootstrapped software companies, Atlassian for their culture, Apple for their focus on UX and for their incredible efficiencies, Gore and Valve for their flat organizations, Ben & Jerry’s for sticking to their values. There are lots more, but these should give you a sense for what kind of companies we admire.
We have one product for now, Balsamiq Mockups. It went from unknown to gold standard in 3 years, sold over 100,000 licenses in four years, and continues to grow and evolve. It’s universally loved by its users, and is opinionated in what it does and what it doesn’t do.
That said, it’s far from being mature: projects on the desktop, sync between different versions, bringing different version to feature parity…there is A TON of work to do.
Mockups is still growing (see revenue chart below) and is still relatively unknown.
We also know all software has a lifetime, so we’re keeping lots of money in the bank so that, should the market ever dry up, we’ll have plenty of time to come up with something else. Because we invest so much in having great people, we’re not worried.
We also have some ideas for other products that will help rid the world of bad software. There’s lots and lots to do, we’re just getting started.