The Avanet is now an incorporated company 🎉
Between all the blog posts related to Sophos, there’s once again something to say about ourselves. But to say it in advance: The Avanet stays as it is and nothing changes for you.
Increase the trust in Avanet
When we founded Avanet GmbH on the 12. December 2012, we probably never thought that we would ever think about transforming our small two-man business into an incorporated company. For us it was always a dream to build a company according to our own ideas and rules, to be our own boss and to be responsible for success or failure on our own.
But what has happened that we have now decided to turn our GmbH into an AG? The main reason is clearly the “trust” of our customers. When we think back to our beginnings, Sophos and the whole security part was more of a secondary business for us. Meanwhile, however, it is one of Avanet’s most important pillars. We sell Sophos hardware, licenses and our own services to companies whose value exceeds 1,000 times our equity. This has never been directly questioned, but it was the right step for us to show everyone that we are 100% behind what we do. Since an “AG” should stand out in the company name, one can also say that it was pure marketing. ; -)
What will change?
As we said at the beginning, nothing will change in the way we do business. We are not seeking an IPO, nor are we selling our shares (although we are, of course, honoured to be asked to do so).
Where you might notice the difference is in the size of our emails, which will now be a few bits smaller as the signature has become 2 characters smaller. If we printed out our invoices and sent them by mail, we might have saved some toner. But since we have been using a digital office since the first day of the Avanet, this is not an issue either.
Number of printed sheets 2016:22 black/white, 12 colour
We like to look back
When we take the time to look back, it is always fascinating for us to see what we have experienced in the last four years. We were able to make so many good and valuable contacts, have unique experiences and win incredibly nice customers for us. Without these people, we wouldn’t be standing where we are today. So thank you to all of you who have supported us up to here and believed in us!
We are far from the end of our adventure and there is still a lot to do. Our daily work is still so much fun and we regret not even a little bit to have taken the step into self-employment. This year there is still a lot on our roadmap, which you can look forward to. As long as you continue to read our blog, you won’t miss any of it.