We sent this letter out via email recently and thought we’d post it on the blog as well:
It’s the festive season again, with Christmas greetings galore… so it’s the perfect excuse for us to get in touch with a little update from Mixcloud HQ.
The past few months have been an absolute whirlwind. We’ve gone from salaried career folk to startup hobos, from office to shipping container to warehouse. We’ve met so many wonderful new people. Some inspiring, some insightful, some downright odd! We’ve pitched Mixcloud hundreds of times,
…to Venture Capitalists
…to superstar DJs.
And we learn something new every time. It’s been the greatest adventure of our lives so far.
We’ve managed to bring together a team that we’re incredibly excited and honoured to be working with – thank you guys for all your help, passion and hard work. We’re looking to expand the team in the new year, so if you know any music-loving Django or Flash programmers – get in touch!
You may have noticed we’ve started our alpha testing – and you can expect your invites to the private beta coming soon.
Mixcloud’s new West London home… seriously!
Our big news is that we’ve been selected for a grant from the UK Technology Strategy Board. It is a research and development grant for a collaborative project between Mixcloud and Queen Mary University’s Centre for Digital Music – so over the next few months we’ll be working together to build some exciting and innovative new features for Mixcloud.
We’ve also been selected to attend SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas next March as part as part of the UK Digital Mission. Hopefully see you there!
All the best for 2009,
The Mixcloud Team