10 years: Happy Birthday Squid!

Squid Solutions celebrates today its 10 years birthday. Three questions to Adrien Schmidt and Serge Fantino, co-founders

Squid Solutions celebrates today its 10 years birthday. Three questions to Adrien Schmidt and Serge Fantino, co-founders:

– How was the 14th january 2004? Can you tell us the story of this particular day?

Serge Fantino: It was amazing! We have been thinking to launch a new start-up since few months with a old-timer dream team. We did a business plan, identified a market and thought to a new product (it was not really lean…) At the end we had to get things done and actually create our company… brainstorming over, the last shot was to find a name: Squid!

Adrien Schmidt: We did the official registration in one day from my flat. So easy in France!

– Your best memory?

Serge Fantino: Our first major contracts with eBay and SFR. When we did the connection between their datawarehouse and our freshly born software. It appears to be quiet emotional when we launched our requests.

Adrien Schmidt: Frankly, our company has never been stronger! I have good memories of the fundraising road or intense sessions all night long with timeout playing with toys at eBay headquarters in California! Of course I can’t forget our endless babyfoot games

– What do you expect for the next 10 years?

Serge Fantino: It’s been ten years now we resolve strategic data issues. We’ve seen the beginning of the Big Data wave en 2009 and we were glad thinking we didn’t need to evangelize people anymore. The wave was actually too big and not clear at all. I think we reach the mature point now and I am pretty sure that the next 10 years are going to be amazing!

Adrien Schmidt: Data is in the forefront so it is going to be same for us!

picture credits: bayasaa