Startup Journey

About Yesterday's Balsamiq Outage

A quick retrospective and an apology for our Feb 29, 2017 outage. The root cause was an AWS outage which took down over 120,000 sites.
Peldi Guilizzoni
March 1st, 2017

Looking Back at 2016

We continue to truck along nicely, executing on our vision. 2016 was yet another record year for us, with sales almost reaching $6.6 million.
Peldi Guilizzoni
February 9th, 2017

Peldi's Talk About Balsamiq's Journey So Far

Balsamiq's story is a compelling one: one man creates a product, builds a company and stays fiercely independent. It sounds good, but as you can imagine it's not without...
Jessica
March 25th, 2016

Looking Back at 2015

Hello again friends of Balsamiq! Peldi here with our traditional "state of the union" end-of-year report. You can find previous editions here: 2008, 2009, 2013, and 2014. As usual,...
Peldi Guilizzoni
February 5th, 2016

Looking back at 2014

Hello again friends of Balsamiq! Peldi here with our traditional "state of the union" end-of-year report. You can find previous editions here: 2008, 2009 and 2013. As usual, this...
Peldi Guilizzoni
January 21st, 2015

Looking back at 2013

Hello friends of Balsamiq! As 2013 comes to an end, it's time to revive an old tradition (2008, 2009) and look back at all that we have achieved this...
Peldi Guilizzoni
December 30th, 2013

A myBalsamiq morning to forget: an apology

Hello friends. For the second time in the history of Balsamiq, I write you today to apologize for our mistakes. This morning we started what was supposed to be...
Peldi Guilizzoni
April 3rd, 2012

An update from Balsamiq-land!

Hello friends, long time no see! So sorry for not keeping you in the loop more about what's going on in Balsamiq-land. Although it might seem like we're not...
Peldi Guilizzoni
October 14th, 2010

At Balsamiq, Everyone Blogs. Join Us.

The Balsamiq Blog is my third blog. I started in 2003 with Peldi's Little Blog in which I shared sample applications and things that I learned at work about...
Peldi Guilizzoni
February 3rd, 2010

Balsamiq Roadmap for 2010

This is part two of a two-part post about what happened in 2009 and our plans for 2010. We did this last year as well, it's becoming somewhat of...
Peldi Guilizzoni
January 3rd, 2010

A look back at 2009

Wow. Just wow. It's hard for me to believe how much has happened in Balsamiq-land in 2009. I feel like a completely different person than when I wrote the...
Peldi Guilizzoni
January 3rd, 2010

An apology

Hi friends. So I made a big mistake today. No, I made a few. I was so excited about the new pan feature that I decided to release it...
Peldi Guilizzoni
December 17th, 2009

Tools we use for running our startup

Hi there. I've been wanting to write this post for a long time, but things were still evolving too much for me to come up with a definite list....
Peldi Guilizzoni
October 30th, 2009

Why I haven't been blogging as much

Hi there. If you've been following this blog for a while you already know that lately I haven't been sharing as much as I used to. It's true and...
Peldi Guilizzoni
May 9th, 2009

Introducing Marco Botton, Balsamiq's 1st employee

Feeling a great mixture of excitement, pride and trepidation, it is my pleasure to introduce to you Marco Botton, Balsamiq's first full time employee. How did this happen? A...
Peldi Guilizzoni
March 2nd, 2009

2000 customers

Hi there, just a quick post to record the fact that today marked the 2000th customer of Balsamiq Mockups. That's 2000 monetary transactions, the number of Mockups users could...
Peldi Guilizzoni
February 6th, 2009

Balsamiq Roadmap for 2009

This is part two of a two-part post about what happened in 2008 and my plans for 2009. So 2008 was great, no, it was beyond great. I quit...
Peldi Guilizzoni
January 3rd, 2009

A look back at 2008

This is part one of a two-part post about what happened in 2008 and my plans for 2009. First, a few numbers about 2008: days in business: 196 -...
Peldi Guilizzoni
January 3rd, 2009

Hit $100,000 in revenue, time to start looking up

I feel a bit sheepish posting this since I don't want to come across as bragging, but a promise is a promise, so here it goes... I just recently...
Peldi Guilizzoni
November 14th, 2008

Personal: What's your story? Why start Balsamiq?

The following is a story that I told many people already, but didn't think was interesting enough to put on my blog until a certain Tamales Princess I know...
Peldi Guilizzoni
October 14th, 2008

500 customers!

I just sold a license to my 500th customer! That's a much bigger number that I expected to reach in such a short time (it's been less than 3...
Peldi Guilizzoni
October 1st, 2008
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