Seven years ago, the cost of a gallon of gas was $3.39, Apple released the first MacBook Air… and WooThemes was born.
Indeed, WooThemes is celebrating its 7th birthday! We were founded seven years ago this very week when our three distributed co-founders Mark Forrester, Magnus Jepson, and Adii Pienaar started a company together offering premium WordPress themes. And how far we’ve come since then!
Mark had this to say about the occasion:
7 years ago, from my bedroom office in London, I would have never predicted the journey the WordPress themes I was designing, with complete strangers as business partners, would take me on. To be sitting here today, back home in Cape Town thanks to our distributed freedoms, with a wonderfully creative and diverse international Woo family, and the fast growing ecommerce platform online is beyond imaginable. Although it feels like a lifetime of learnings, travels and emotions, we have so much still to prove, and the resources to dream even bigger, now part of the Automattic family.
To celebrate our birthday, we’ve put together an infographic with some special stats and informational tidbits you might find interesting. Keep on reading to get a look at what has transpired in seven years of Woo.