2018, what a great year it has been!
Wow, what a year it has been! We started with almost nothing in January and now we’re looking at onboarding more developers. Let us go through what 2018 have meant for us and the milestones we have reached on the way.
By Viktor, co-founder of Bifrost - Dec 24 2018
Even though the idea behind Bifrost came to Dino, our CEO, a long time ago, it wasn’t until November of 2017 that we gathered a team to develop the idea to something tangible. We took our first steps back in 2017 and compared to what we achieve on a daily basis today it might seem trivial, but none of us would be here today if we would’ve stopped working back then.
In May of 2018 Bifrost got incorporated as Bifrost Wealth Limited. To some, it’s an insignificant step since its just paperwork, but the truth is that many companies don’t even make it past the first year. Thus, this is a milestone that we celebrate and are proud of.
Then the summer came along and Andreas, our CTO, finished the first prototype. This was the first time we got to see it working, and even though we only had a minimum viable product it was quite satisfying. This showed us that we can affect wealth management and provide an investment service that offers great value.
After the first prototype we continued development and during early fall launched the second prototype, in which we expanded the platform to create a more wholesome investment experience. This meant a better workflow on top of the improved UI and UX.
Then Martina represented Bifrost in San Diego, California, at the Basement Accelerator competition. Talk about gratification! Bifrost’s win in the Basement Accelerator competition gave us concrete proof that what we are doing is not only right but that there’s a demand for it.
In mid-November, the University of Glasgow Fintech Society hosted their Applied FinTech Project Final and we got the chance to interact with FinTech Scotland. Firstly, we love University of Glasgow’s FinTech Society, not only are they the first FinTech society in Scotland and partially founded by our very own CTO, but they also helped us reach out in the beginning. Secondly, FinTech Scotland's work is truly great and we are happy that they are a part of the FinTech Scene here in Scotland! If you have the chance, I encourage you to take a look at their website, and the community where you’ll even find us.
And suddenly it is already Christmas, 2018 flew by, and we are so happy about everything we have achieved! However, it is far from over and we have just begun our journey to create tomorrows advisory service for the clients of today.
From All of Us to All of You
A Very Merry Christmas