We are happy to announce that on the 7th of May (after 5 hours spent in a notarial office) we finalized the agreement on pre-seed funding with Xevin Lab, a part of Xevin Investments.
We are thrilled to be supported by the well-respected Poland-based fund focusing on innovative, high-potential companies developing new technologies and media market solutions (we especially like the ‘innovative, high-potential’ part). We also feel honoured to be selected from numerous Central and Eastern Europe promising start-ups.
What does the funding mean to us?
We’ve been bootstrapping all the way with our previous project and fun as it’s been, it’s been also very difficult. With the financial and advisory support we get from Xevin, we will be able to expand our team, achieve our product development and marketing goals faster, and as a result launch the application faster than we would on our own.
What does it mean to you?
As now we’re working on Woodpecker at full steam, we will be able to launch the first private beta version ‘by the end of May. We’ve got a still-growing list of beta testers. They opted to access the private beta version of Woodpecker in a couple of weeks not only to use it, but also to help us make it the best tool available for cold email and follow-up automation. If you want to get early access to Woodpecker as well, go to our site Woodpecker.co and sign up for beta tests.
Celebrating 1000+ Customers at Woodpecker.co
This month, we hit the magic number of 1000 B2B customers at Woodpecker.co. We decided to celebrate in a very special way. This time, instead of preparing a rough-numbers report, we decided to surprise you with a natural science article about great spotted woodpecker’s vs. Woodpecker.co's life cycle. Check in what ways Woodpecker resembles its natural counterpart and learn more about Woodpecker's symbionts (a.k.a. customers).
Woodpecker Meeting I – or What We Did after Getting Our First 150 Customers
In June 2016, we decided we should celebrate once we get 100 customers. That's a milestone for a SaaS startup, and we were getting closer and closer to the magic number. We bought a bottle of champagne and put it on the top shelf of our office fridge – to let it cool down and wait for the big moment. Here's what we did when we hit the first hundred and afterwards.
Woodpecker Meeting III – We Can Call it a Tradition
Even though two months have lapsed, I'd like to recap you on the third Woodpecker Meeting that took place on May 25, 2018, a single day when we all meet together to celebrate and listen to team presentations. It has slowly but surely become a custom for the Woodpecker team. The first meeting was set up to celebrate reaching 150 premium users, the second one -- 800. Read more to find out what we discussed in the third one.