Last year, I shared with you the exciting news that Archive360 had received strategic investment from Leeds Equity Advisors. Some of you have already benefited directly from that investment in terms of interacting with new members of our team. Since September 2021, we’ve grown our team by 109%, adding staff to our services, support, development and customer success teams, as well as to our Sales and Marketing organization.
With 2021 drawing to a close and the holidays almost here, I want to take a moment to reflect on what has been an unforgettable year here at Archive360. While the global pandemic continues to present us all with challenges both at work and at home, our team has once again achieved new heights with our products and our business.
Earlier this month I shared some exciting news with you. On September 16th, Archive360 announced that Leeds Equity Advisors is investing in Archive360. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Archive360 has experienced a massive increase in demand from organizations worldwide looking to accelerate their plans for digital transformation and replace their legacy vendors.
I can summarize the first half of 2021 as constant change and more of the same! On the one hand, many of us are returning to the office and, like the rest of my team, it’s great to be able to meet again in person. However, as a global organization, we wrestle with the almost daily changes in protocol that affect if and where our staff can travel and what precautions we need to take.
One year ago, I was talking with my team around the world about the measures we were taking to protect our employees, customers, and the future of our business. Little did I know what we were in for! In the past twelve months we’ve faced a global pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, the new normal of working from home, and more virulent forms of cybercrimes.