One year ago today, Tindie was launched.
What started as a question on Reddit, has become a global business. Most importantly, we are showing that open hardware is a global movement. We’re in the top of the first inning so it is still very early but the signs are incredibly positive. With this first year behind us, we wanted to share some of our data, and a look back on a great year.
Customers from 63 countries
Including Government Agencies, Universities, and Fortune 500 companies.
248 businesses from 39 countries
809 products in 47 categories
88% are products designed & made by Makers
Sales are growing quite nicely
An Amazing Community
The People We’ve Met
Massimo Banzi, Arduino co-founder
Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi
Laen, founder of OshPark
The Places We’ve Gone
OSCON, XOXO, and Make Hadware Innovation Workshop
Mini Maker Faire Portland
Open Hardware Summit
Maker Faire NYC
Maker Faire SF
A few changes along the way
Here’s to another great year!
Emile, Julia, Chris, Marc, & Jay