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UX, UXPin and The Year 2013

Marcin Treder
By Marcin Treder on 3rd January, 2014 Updated on 22nd April, 2020

2013 passed in a blink of an eye. Looking back, it was an amazing year. A year full of impossible things happening. A year of magic. A year of design.

Let’s start with the last bold statement: 2013 was a year of design. Surprised? Well, consider that: The number of people somehow connected to UX Design grew to the level of almost 1.6M, LinkedIn users only, around 80% year over year growth.

Think about the lasting change in the quality of Google and Microsoft products. And hell… the quality of the web itself. Finding an ugly website is harder than ever. User Experience Design merged with product development resulting in a stream of amazing products. In 2014 you’ll see even more of that.

When it comes to UXPin: we broke all records. Before I report you details, two words that must be said: thank you. We all feel very fortunate to have such supportive and engaged customers. UXPin wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you.

We’ve started 2013 as a company of 6 in a tiny office in Gdynia (Poland). Big dreams, even bigger hopes and lots and lots of positive energy that helped us work harder than we probably should. Right now 19 people in Gdynia and Mountain View (CA), takes care of your UXPin experience. I take great pride in our team. Amazing professionals capable of things that are usually considered impossible. It’s a privilege to work with them.

Take great customers, amazing team working hard on a product and the financial results must follow.

UXPin growth

Last but not least, we’ve managed to successfully go through fund-raising in Silicon Valley. Amazing investors (Andreessen/Horowitz, IDG Ventures…) believe that UXPin will significantly improve the way digital products are designed. Some of them even joined our board and are working alongside us every day. Gil Penchina – one of the first investors in Paypal and LinkedIn even became our Chairman.

2014 – we’re ready. Ready to work hard, improve design and rock’n’roll day by day.

On behalf of the whole team: We wish you all the best in 2014. May every day be a lesson that makes your entire life better.

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