Today, May 2, marks our two-year anniversary.  We celebrate this day with a special press release for a very special milestone: profitability.  Two years ago, when Brant and I founded Bazaarvoice, we set our goals on getting to profitability by this time.  As a company, we worked hard as a team to get here and are all proud to achieve this incredibly important goal!

As our founder and CEO, my commitment to you is that we will be aggressive in our expansion.  Several months ago, we launched in Europe and that market is developing quickly for us.  More international expansion is on the way, and we are proud to already service large clients, like Dell, in multiple languages and geographies.  You will also soon be hearing a lot about a major new product we are launching.  It has been under development for several quarters now, and we expect it to change many aspects of shopping and commerce online.

But, most importantly, I am proud of this milestone because of what we can say to you: our customers and partners.  As the founder and first CEO of Coremetrics, I lived through the rough period of the dot-com crash followed by 9/11.  Coremetrics almost went out of business several times, but we persevered through those difficult times and became a large, profitable company.  Now at Bazaarvoice, as a young company, I can look you in the eye and say, "we are built-to-last and we will not leave you without a solution".  And I can also commit to you an even more rapid evolution of our technology, new products, partner integrations, and client services.

I decided to keep this post short and not recap our two-year progress here.  Instead, I would encourage you to read the press release as it does a good job of celebrating the milestones we are most proud of.

We sincerely thank you for the support you have given us in our first two years.  Our third year in business will be even more exciting. 

Sincerely,
Brett and The Bazaarvoice Team

15 Responses to “The Best Two-Year Birthday Present a CEO Could Ask For”

  1. Brett Hurt

    Thanks Tim, I really appreciate your kind words. We are ready to change the game even more as we begin our third year of business, but now as a profitable company!

  2. Brett Hurt

    Thanks Tim, I really appreciate your kind words. We are ready to change the game even more as we begin our third year of business, but now as a profitable company!

  3. Brett Hurt

    Thanks Tim, I really appreciate your kind words. We are ready to change the game even more as we begin our third year of business, but now as a profitable company!

  4. Brett and crew, this is brilliant,

    Its great to see web companies hitting break even targets after just 14 months, I think its absolutely key to building a sustainable business, so many entrepreneurs and CEO’s seem to miss this as the 1st really major milestone for the business, once you’re cashflow positive / not dependent on capital, you’re in a different game.

    congrats,

    Tim

  5. Brett and crew, this is brilliant,

    Its great to see web companies hitting break even targets after just 14 months, I think its absolutely key to building a sustainable business, so many entrepreneurs and CEO’s seem to miss this as the 1st really major milestone for the business, once you’re cashflow positive / not dependent on capital, you’re in a different game.

    congrats,

    Tim

  6. Brett and crew, this is brilliant,

    Its great to see web companies hitting break even targets after just 14 months, I think its absolutely key to building a sustainable business, so many entrepreneurs and CEO’s seem to miss this as the 1st really major milestone for the business, once you’re cashflow positive / not dependent on capital, you’re in a different game.

    congrats,

    Tim

  7. Aaron Gray

    Nice work, Brett…Congratulations!

  8. Aaron Gray

    Nice work, Brett…Congratulations!

  9. Aaron Gray

    Nice work, Brett…Congratulations!

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