About the Bees who build SocialBee
In our previous startup, we used social media to grow our user base. But we needed to use multiple exiting tools that did not communicate with each other, along with internally built scripts, and a bit of manual work to get the best results.
We thought there must be a better way, but when we did not find one, we decided to build one ourselves.
SocialBee was born (in June 2016) from our need to share our growing library of evergreen content across all our social profiles, to grow our following, and to engage with them to convert them into leads.
This was SocialBee’s first office. A tiny room where we first built SocialBee.
Our first logo, made in PowerPoint. As you can see, it was horribly bad.
Our MVP (Minimum Viable Product) was rudimentary and needed lots of human touch but delivered results and so we got our first customer with SocialBee Version 0.1. This was, in fact, built on a combination of Google Sheets with complex formulas, Zapier zaps, and manual work.
So as we saw people were willing to pay for our service, we knew we were on to something.
Since our ‘garage’ days when Vlad and myself (Ovi) set up shop in Vlad’s spare room, we’ve kept growing and improving our product, our services, and our team.
In mid-2017, Philipp Kandal, one of our customers who has seen us evolve from the very early days became a minority investor and so helped us grow even faster.
As of October 2018, Vlad “Tzu” Ardelean joined us as COO and partner to help us grow our team and customer retention.
In June 2019, when we hit the 3-year mark, we moved in a larger (and cooler) office which allows us to develop further.
We’re now an ever-growing team committed to building the best social media management product and marketing services on the market.
And yes, most days, you can see at least one dog bringing joy to our office.
On behalf of myself, Vlad, Tzu, and the whole SocialBee team we welcome you to our hive!
Ovi Negrean, Chief Executive Bee
We act like owners.
We treat our customers’ businesses as our own: with attention, care, and by putting their best interest first.
We always ask ourselves: “If this was my business, what would I do?“. And then act accordingly.
We show respect towards ourselves, our colleagues, and our customers.
And demand the same respect in return.
“You’re either growing or dying. Stagnation does not exist in the universe.” – Steve Siebold We choose continuous learning, always improving our knowledge, and growing as individuals.
Yes, it’s a made-up word. Who says we can’t do that?!
It shows we’re innovative, creative and digital savvy. And that we don’t always follow the rules we don’t believe in.
We’re using cutting-edge technologies, and constantly improving our products, systems and even ourselves.
We’re reliable, honest, and trustful.
We trust each other and you can trust us.
When we agree to do something, you can consider it done.
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