Pixafy, a New York-based web development and technology company, is pleased to announce the successful rollout of the first phase of Nobel Biocare’s updated eCommerce solution, with the launch of their U.S. store on August 8. Additional countries are slated to go live beginning this fall. (more…)
Pixafy President Uri Foox answers questions about how Pixafy came to be:
Q: How did the idea for Pixafy come about? How many employees did you start with, and how many are there now?
Uri: It’s the culmination of the last 13 years of working and building online businesses. I’ve specialized in building product companies and therefore have touched nearly every part of the domain from the software engineering, to the design, to the infrastructure and all of the business side of it as well. Because of this it was kind of a natural evolution to take that knowledge and package it into a services company. Pixafy was officially started in April of 2010 as the concept I just described. It was more of a “can we do this?” phase with some starter projects.
I was lucky enough to win the confidence of the amazing branding and design company Red Antler, which gave Pixafy three projects to work on simultaneously in August of 2010. From there I quickly expanded and hired the first full-time employee, Joshua O’Connell, in October of 2010. Josh and I have been working together since 1999, but this was the first time he has officially been a full-time salaried employee versus freelance. I convinced Josh to take the plunge by putting his salary in a separate bank account and told him if it wasn’t going to work out I’d just write him a check, and we’d try something else. Needless to say, that never happened, and we just hired our 20th employee in early 2012!