From the night I rolled out of bed with a seed of an idea that I couldn’t wait to tell Rami about, which became Doit9, DoAT and finally EverythingMe, until the long night a few weeks ago when I took the final decision to move on, it was one hell of an amazing roller coaster ride.
I’m proud to have given it everything. And then some more.
Hard not to get sentimental about the great times and the journey I’ve had, so I want this goodbye post to be about Thank You’s.
The list starts with the obvious thank you’s to my co-founders Rami & Joey. Thank you to the investors, partners, the board, the management, and the entire EverythingMe team. From the small group that created our first search engine, through our transition to mobile, and all the way to becoming the pioneers and leaders of Contextual mobile, and with a special thanks to Nina for taking care of my crazy and ever-changing global adventures.
The list of great people I want to thank today is too long to go name by name, but I promise to thank each of you personally.
With my being so identified with the company, and especially with my role as the front-facing figure to the media (thanks Ayelet and Team Blonde 2.0), I wanted to explain the background for my decision to move ahead. As many of you know, at the end of 2013, after we successfully launched the EverythingMe launcher and focused the company around its contextual vision, I started the process of passing my product role over, transitioning to the role of CMO. However my passion is, and always has been centered around crafting product vision and strategy, launching and growing products with consumers and partners, fine tuning experiences to their simplest core, and touching people’s lives with them. That is what I truly love, enjoy, think and breathe. This is what I intend to do in my next chapter in life.
This is goodbye from my daily role in the company, but I still remain a co-founder (a title one proudly carries for life), a shareholder, and a great supporter of EverythingMe. I’m confident that I am leaving the company strong, growing globally by the day with millions of happy users. A company that is well funded, after it has established itself, and its Android launcher, as the leader in contextual mobile products. I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved so far, and I know for certain EverythingMe will continue to innovate, do great business, and lead this rapidly expanding global market. So whatever I can do to help – I’m always available!
Finally, here’s how to reach me:
- Email me at: Ami.Bendavid @ gmail.com
- Follow me on Twitter: @amibendavid
- Call me on: + 44 759 057 3067