Our founders, James and Paul, and most of our core management team have worked together for 12 years.
We set up our first business in 2002 in the thick of the dot.com crash. It succeeded because we’d created some seriously effective software, and we soon had clients in 16 different markets.
We showed our immaculate timing again in 2012 when we founded cloud.IQ. Though the economy was deep in recession, we’d created powerful software that organisations really wanted, and we’re one of the fastest-growing tech start-ups in London.
We started cloud.IQ not only because we had an excellent product, but also because we wanted to find a new model of working. We wanted to create a business that is sustainable, provides long-term jobs, and supports the community we work in. We also wanted to level the e-commerce playing field. In a world dominated by a handful of internet giants, we wanted to develop tools that every size of organisation can afford.
We love being based in Shoreditch, east London. It’s called Tech City by some, home by many more, and it’s a brilliant place to work.
James Critchley, Co-founder and CEO
Tech City, Shoreditch
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