Crack open the Prosecco because today marks another BIG milestone for Eyetease as we celebrate our 7th birthday! At this point in time, we have to say goodbye to being a “start-up” (we’re far too old for that now!) and hello to being a “scale up”!
When Founder Richard Corbett (aged 24 at the time) started the company with a laptop in his hallway in Shoreditch, London, little did he know it would be here 7 years later – changing big cities across the globe!
Since inception, Corbett’s ethos was to build a sustainable business around technology that was able to make cities more intelligent and connected. The company has grown organically to a multimillion turnover business with no external funding or investors. How did he do this? He focused on solving a problem that others couldn’t solve. With entrepreneurs focussing on the infinite scalability of software, the market was congested and showed little sign of slowing down. But Corbett turned his attention to hardware solutions - a market often ignored by entrepreneurs. With limited or no innovation in the taxi market, Corbett set his sights on developing a solution that would put taxi media “back on top” (quite literally!).
Today, Corbett’s innovation can be seen in cities across the world and its all down to a eureka moment walking the streets of New York in 2009. Of course, competitors do from time to time pop their heads in, but as any market maker will know, if theres money to be made, others will follow. But across all Eyetease’s product portfolio, nobody comes close to the power of the Eyetease technology. With Eyetease technology travelling millions of miles every week, over the past 5 years, Eyetease has experienced zero hardware failures.
Why is Eyetease tech so good? Well, its down to the company’s focus on understanding the problem being solved, understanding the environment it is in and forces acting against it, and developing new solutions to overcome these technical challenges. Quality, performance and attention to detail is at the core of everything Eyetease does. The customer always comes first and although we’re a small team – we’re a tenacious and hard working bunch! We’re a team of thinkers, creators, innovators, market makers and we LOVE every minute of it! We don’t stop until the job is done and that’s why Eyetease are today the market leaders in digital screen technology and Wi-Fi for the transit market.
Heres a short run down of our top 7 achievements of the past 7 years:
We hope to innovate and challenge new markets for many years to come and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our families, friends, customers and suppliers for sticking by our side over the past 7 years. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, so thank you!