History Repeats Itself
Building a business in the 1600's was just plain hard. Virtually everything required to create a physical product needed to be built from scratch or procured through a custom contract. If a business managed to navigate through the long arduous process of gathering the required components and actually produced a finished product they then faced the equally difficult challenge of establishing a means for distributing and selling their finished good. Scaling as we know it in the 21st century was next to impossible in this mode of production. The introduction of machine tools, electricity, and the assembly line changed production so fundamentally that historians began to refer to the era as the the Industrial Revolution.
At Mashape we believe history is beginning to repeat itself and a revolution in how people build software is underway. We see cloud computing as the electricity powering the next wave of innovation and are working hard to make Mashape into the assembly line of the future.