This week we’re getting a bit more personal. Read on for some slightly spicy local facts about our team!
Short story trimmed super short: we were born in a Baltic country called Estonia (or Eesti in our crazy secret-code-language) and then moved most of the GateMe team to London, England, where we reside in the fantastic Google Campus environment.
Although it doesn’t make a difference to the popularity of our app (we hope), many of our customers, followers, supporters and friends do know the geographical background of our enterprise. But clubbing doesn’t know national borders and our product is designed to party all around the world – literally.
So what and how are we doing elsewhere in the world?
In the Tech City of London, we’re sharing the buzzing Seedcamp office with an exquisite selection of other top startups (SocialBro, Futurelytics, Pay with Tab among others). This is where the imaginative twins Janar and Ivar are planning for the world, where fresh-faced interns chip in with their energy and pick up bits of Estonian, where passionate Skype calls with the genius IT-base take place and sales runs happen. GateMe is taking more local clubs on board, picking from the sea of venues on London’s inspiring clubbing scene. And of course, secret new strategies are being developed, with our big plans to take the users side by storm… more to be revealed soon(er or later).
Estonia, our first market, belongs to GateMe: many clubs run on it, clubbers are making use of the party site, we’re curating events and selling tickets – we are known there))
The development team are working hard in the Tallinn office, making the product better every day. They make amazing new ideas reality, put beauty and efficiency into GateMe, and make everyone happy.
We are also planting some GateMe ventures across the Atlantic. Our very own Jaago Viitkin is the guy for New York. He’s busy opening up sales in the city that never sleeps (which is a good factor for partying). And the hot Miami, Florida is definitely a party town… GateMe is already up and running there with the huge Vitamin C group. These guys are a bunch of complex events production and marketing gurus. Check out their website to see for yourselves – they’re impressive.
We’ve signed a contract with our man from Cyprus (and Manchester, UK), Hector! Hector’s home areas are Cyprus and success, as he’s proven by his recent big start: Guaba, the #15 club in the world (!) is now on GateMe.
Constantly on our feet to get to an even more exciting future, we’re researching new areas to expand. Almost literally testing the grounds in new lands. GateMe is going to speak many more clubbing languages soon
PS! Live news about our actions on Mars: http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html