It is interesting to watch how the HubSpot.com website changes over time. It is also funny to notice that Facebook and Twitter are not on the first editions (they didn’t exist!). But what is more fascinating is: how little the goal changes – to make marketing people love. A great idea that only needs tweaking over time – shows how far ahead HubSpot actually is…
Excerpt of Dharmesh Shah’s First Blog Post
As I write this inaugural blog entry for the HubSpot blog, I should be working on my MIT graduate thesis, which is due this week. I’m working towards an M.S. in Management Of Technology degree as part of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program.
Unless you are somehow already affiliated with HubSpot (or know me personally), you can safely ignore this first article. I promise that future articles will be more useful and informative as to what the company actually does – and who it does it for. Thanks for indulging me.
A Brief History of HubSpot: The Idea, the Company and MIT
The company was “born” in April 2004, weeks before I was to start as a graduate student at MIT. It was a response to my own personal need o create a “place to call my own” on the Internet. I picked the name HubSpot because it combined the concept of a Hub (i.e. where things centrally connect) with the concept of “Spot” (i.e. a place where such connections occur). So, HubSpot, is essentially a way for people and companies to build a place of their own on the Internet and use it to connect to others and do useful things.
One of the interesting things about HubSpot is that it can trace its roots back to MIT and my time here. HubSpot was basically forged within the halls of MIT…
Now, on a closing note, I’d like to provide my rationale for why this blog had to be written today (and couldn’t wait until after I was done with my thesis). I started my first company Pyramid Digital Solutions in April of 1994. HubSpot (the idea) occurred in April of 2004. HubSpot (the company) was formed in April of 2005. I think it is only fitting that the HubSpot blog be “launched” in April of 2006.
With warm regards,
April 30, 2006
Credit to: HubSpot (Shah, 2006)
The HubSpot Website
Image Credits: Hubspot and Internet Archive
Working at a Startup based out of Cambridge, I’ve spent some time researching successful startups trying to model what they have achieved. I find HubSpot inspiring.
Dharmesh Shah says
There were a couple of iterations of the website that I had completely forgotten about.
Thanks for helping me take a walk down memory lane.