March 12, 2017 - No Comments!

Behind the scenes at Paperclip HQ

It has been a while since the last update, and in that time the Paperclip team has doubled in size - we've taken on some new developers, including a full-time CTO. As of next month we will be hiring a marketing/social media manager position, but more on that at a later date.

There are several things going on behind the scenes at Paperclip;

  1. Our investment round:

    We've just closed a round, which is great. Well, we closed it in January but the legals are taking a while. For this reason it's hard to give an update until it's totally completed (targeting next week for the funds to arrive), and I will write a post on what we've learned throughout raising our third round of funding towards the end of the month.

  2. Key partnerships:

    Again, we can't really lift the lid on these just yet, but rest assured that we're in late stages of talks with some significant partners... it will be big news once they're totally agreed, but as you can imagine, these things take time and must remain confidential until the dotted line is signed. I'm not lying when I say that you will recognise the partners we are dealing with - they are national names. I lie about a lot, but that's mostly to friends and family, I would never lie to you. So trust me. Big names.

  3. Testing, testing testing:

    Our v2.0 is behind schedule. We have been testing it significantly over the past 3 months in particular, and are now 95% there. However, we thought we were 95% there in November. But this time we're totally there right? Well yes; 300 screens, 2 platforms (Android and iOS), and hundreds of bugs logged and fixed. We're looking to get the new v2.0 release out by the 1st April (2017, but we often joke/cry that it will be 2018).

  4. I pitched to the Duke of York but he didn't like my face:

    the photo below says it all really...

Paperclip, duke, marketplace, buy, swap, sell

I hadn't faced a stern look like that since 2004, when the headmaster shut down my chewing gum venture in school.

So lots to talk about, but nothing really right now. Shame really, I've had 3 coffees and could chat all day.


Published by: Rich Woolley in News

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