Joshua Turner

2 posts

Expanding to Orlando

Thanks to our awesome beta senders, our initial Pensacola launch was all that we could have asked for.

In just over a month and a half, we were able to:

  • Deliver over 150 messages
  • Double our team size
  • Improve our training experience for both our birds and trainers
  • Have a lot of fun building our company

We're excited to report that we've successfully partnered with a bird sanctuary in the outskirts of Orlando, and we will now be able to deliver beta messages to all of Florida, Alabama, Southern Georgia, and Southern Mississippi.

We will also be increasing our beta sender by invite only. So if you were one of our first beta senders, you will be receiving an email within the next week allowing you to refer one person to Pigeon.

Thanks for everything guys, and we can't wait to open Pigeon up to the entire country in 2016!

Advice from Sam Altman

Since we started Pigeon and quit our day jobs, I cannot tell you how many times friends, family, and even complete strangers voice their disagreement with our decision.

Even after securing seed funding, there was still no shortage of people to give us their opinions.

The situation reminded me of a blog post written by Sam Altman a couple months ago.

Facebook, Twitter, reddit, the Internet itself, the iPhone, and on and on and on—most people dismissed these things as incremental or trivial when they first came out.

Now, we're not comparing ourselves to the tech elite in Silicon Valley. We are saying that we believe in our company, and we truly believe it can improve people's daily lives.

You of course are entitled to your opinion, but please don't let the limits of your own vision burden ours.