The last three years have been a weird and wild adventure. The ups and downs, trials and tribulations of a startup are absolutely unpredictable. We’ve shuffled through several software engineers, hit walls with fundraising, didn’t necessarily know what we were doing all the time, but that is all to be expected.
As all of that was happening, we had to keep our sites on the future development and growth of, what was a side project, and is now a fully fledged organization. We honed in on a vision, raised capital, and found a stride with our engineering team, thanks to our rockstar CTO, Vivek Elayidom.
Fast forward to October 1st, 2022, just a week or so ago, and we’re finally live and available for the world to employ. The platform is stable, and we are continuing to build more and more features that are solely focused on bringing value to the customer.
We are so thankful for those who have helped us along the way; DataPower Ventures and Ride Home Fund, for the belief and support in their investments. Des Hague and Bonnie Siegel, for their guidance. Jeremy Sterns, Chris Sanchez, Max Lapping, Will Frederick, Sam Sudakoff, Lee Offir, and so many other advisors that have leant their vast knowledge and experience to MRGN’s aspirations. And, to the countless new friends and colleagues that have opened their networks to us.
Looking forward, we are close to terms on more investment capital than we asked for, we’ll be launching some substantial improvements to the platform in the coming months, and we are participating in four large conference competitions, all of which have advanced us to the quarter and semi final rounds. We’ve received a commitment from a large restaurant chain to onboard in the coming months, and will have a proposal in with the mayor of one of the most tech-supporting cities in the country.
But! And, there’s always a “but”. We have a long way to go before we make the impact on small businesses that we’ve envisioned. Small businesses are still suffering, and we must change that!
Thank you again to all those who have supported MRGN’s journey for the last three years. We can’t wait to see what’s in store!