15 years ago today, on June 9, 2006, HubSpot was “officially” started. I say “officially”, because unofficially, I had been noodling on the idea of HubSpot for a couple of years with my co-founder, Brian Halligan while we were both classmates in grad school. I picked the June 9th date, because that’s the official date that I graduated and was no longer a student. (Brian graduated a year ahead of me, and I was still working on my thesis).
I don’t have a lot of photos from the early years, because as it turns out, neither one of us are big “photo people”. But, here’s one of us celebrating HubSpot’s 2nd birthday.
In the past 15 years we’ve had a bunch of fun and learned a ton (rhyming unintended, I’m proud of myself for resisting the temptation to try and turn that into a poem). The company has grown significantly from the two founders (and a house plant named Duo) to a globally distributed company with 4,000+ employees that’s publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange with a market cap north of $20 billion.
Phew! Once I got into flow, the thoughts flowed more easily. I’ve got more in my head, but will save that for another time. I believe in “release early, release often”.