Haplo Retrospective

This is a work in progress, last updated 2 Dec 2021. Send feedback or subscribe to updates.

Introduction

When we founded our software company, Haplo, about 15 years ago, we set out to do things a bit differently. We created something very special. I’m writing this in the hope that others will use the ideas that make sense for them.

We had two fundamental principles which guided everything else we did. Firstly, we set out to create the best possible workplace, which was somewhere we’d be proud to work. And secondly, to have a entirely positive outcome for everyone: our colleagues, our customers, and our communities.

When we sold the company to Cayuse in early 2021, we had:

And of course, it was a material success, proving our thesis that treating people well and doing things the right way would work out better for the founders as well.

This is written in the past tense, because my involvement in the day-to-day running of Haplo has come to an end. The technology and team lives on as part of Cayuse, continuing their success with the guidance of new leaders.


This document is split into topics, listed on the table of contents. It’s a work in progress, and I will be writing more over the coming weeks. To get emails about updates, join the mailing list.


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