We've been around since 2005. We are profitable and self-funded. We don't have to please anybody but our customers.
There's nothing wrong with being small. "Small" means "fast". Something big companies are incapable of.
Before founding Jitbit in 2005 Alex worked as head of IT in several organizations, managing help desk teams and automating techsupport. Lead developer, designer, MCSD, MCDBA, MCP, MC<you-name-it>. Loves snowboarding, mountain-biking, bass-guitars and blogging. But above all - coding.
Lucie is our head of customer success and she's the reason our customers love us.
She's there 24/7, literally. Well, except when she's reviewing a new fancy restaurant for her foodie blog.
...and we really do mean "officer". Art served in the Israeli army, special forces. When he says "this is our new design", we say "SIR, YES SIR!"Yeah, yeah, I know... An "Al Farakh" co-founder and an Israeli soldier working together, please save your jokes, we heard them all ;)
Robbie writes all the awesome stuff you see in our blog, builds our website and makes it Google-friendly. An Aussie living and working in the US, full-stack digital strategist that we're lucky to have working with us.
Helen Gerson in Chicago (IL), Serge Schel in Seattle (WA) and other even more awesome folks work for us in London (UK), Chicago and Tel-Aviv (Israel).
As a profitable company we have only one boss - the customer. We don't have to survive from one funding round to another, we concentrate on building a sustainable business around a cool product instead.
We are very open about our success and failure, both within the team and with our customers.
"Where are you based"? Everywhere, from Hong Kong to Seattle. We know a heck of a lot about supporting customers in different time zones, which helps us build an awesome customer service tool.
We track feature usage. And as it turns out, along with the "core" helpdesk functions, like tight email integration (creates tickets from incoming emails), or "single sign-on" (authenticates users against the company's existing accounts), here's some lesser known but VERY productive help desk features our customers love:
Our helpdesk app, both the SaaS and the self-hosted version - is powered by SQL Server. The SaaS version additionally uses S3 (to store file-attachments), Redis (to persist in-memory cache between deploys and restarts) and other fancy cloud stuff, but there's still one big ass SQL Server database at the heart of it.
And this Christmas we've migrated it to Linux.