This page is maintained by Stephane Roux
TL;DR: Learn about our teams and the history of Wonder.
- Wonder's history
- How we got started
- Fundraising and moving to our first office
- Getting to work! (ongoing)
44 people, we’re a
remote-first operating team with people from all over the world. 🏳️🌈
How we got started
We got together in early 2020 and started to talk about building a product that would enable people to work and live together, rather than just offering a direct 1:1 connection that tends to be transactional. Alas, we had no money and decided to solve a small problem first that would generate some money. We settled on a platform for booking wedding photographers called 'Marrily'. It was a ton of fun and the metrics were looking good when COVID hit.
We still didn't have any money but the project we'd initially set out to work on became much more relevant. Everyone started talking about 'our' problem. So we hacked together a prototype based on a concept that Leonard had developed 5 years ago at university. The idea was to have a space where people see who else is speaking to whom and could move around and join conversations freely (see
Fundraising and moving to our first office
We ran a few user tests and the feedback was clear. Yotribe (as it was called back then) felt different, exciting and fresh. So we ditched our other jobs, focused on our project and went fundraising (see
Getting to work! (ongoing)
Since then, we've been working on building the product, growing our team and talking to our users.