It’s been a big day for us at 3scale with the announcement of our new $4.2 Million investment from Javelin Venture Partners and Costanoa VC! Those that know the company will be aware that we founded the company to help people open up APIs and create a whole new world of opportunities. This is something we’ve stuck to from then on and the new funding will provide an amazing huge boost to achieving that!
Before talking about what new heights we plan to reach though :), … we wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU!
Firstly, to our new investors Javelin and Costanoa – Noah Doyle of Javelin will be joining the 3scale board and his experience plus that of Greg Sands from Costanoa will be huge boost to the wise thinking we can do. We’re looking forward to great progress with these new smarts on board! It is always a leap for a fund to make an investment so we’re honoured by the confidence being put in us – especially in a new space such as this!
More than that though, we want to thank everybody who has supported us along the way including our seed investors: Inveready Seed Capital, Tola Capital, Piton Capital and Hard Yaka, as well as government entities ENISA, CDTI and Invertec – Not to mention our Friends and Family investors! Seed stage capital doesn’t normally make the “splashy” headlines as a Series A does, but it’s critical for companies to get working and doing things. So huge thanks and may they keep the seed deal economy going!
Just as important are our users and customers – without which 3scale certainly wouldn’t be here. Companies large and small put their trust in our infrastructure and we certainly work hard to repay. Feedback (good and bad!) has always been invaluable to us and we’ll continue to keep working on product and services to better and better fit needs. APIs are a new technology and there’s a lot to learn both on the operator side and the user side. We’re privileged to be part of some great API programs and play a small part in their success – we’re looking forward to much more of that! Also to add here are industry observers like Kin Lane at API Evangelist – who play a great part in figuring out where the sector is headed and keeping people thinking straight (and not least partnering to organise events like @apistrat!).
Finally, we want to shout out to the Barcelona Startup Ecosystem. Operating in Silicon Valley is one thing, but starting and running a company in Barcelona takes a whole other level of determination. There is little capital and its incredibly challenging to scale – yet there are awesome companies growing up and a thriving scene. As events like the JobFluent Job Fair show – the startup scene is alive and kicking. This T-shirt says it all: “F*ck the Crisis – Build a Startup!” :). 3scale has two centres of gravity – Barcelona and San Francisco, both of which we’re committed to and lucky to call home. We’re Looking forward to people swinging by to hang out with us at our new offices at 450 Townsend in San Francisco and the old ones at Napoles 187, in Barcelona!
We’re looking forward to next steps and thank you to all who have supported us!