The Avanet is now an incorporated company 🎉
Between all the blog posts around Sophos, there’s something to tell for once again. But to say it in advance: the Avanet remains as it is and nothing changes for you.
Increase confidence in the Avanet
When we founded Avanet GmbH on 12.12.2012, we never thought that we would ever think about converting our little two-man-booth into a public limited company. For us, it has always been 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 happened that we have now decided to turn our limited liability company into an incorporated company? The main reason for this is clearly the “trust” of our customers. Thinking back to when we started, Sophos and the whole security part was a side business to us. Meanwhile, however, it is one of the most important pillars of Avanet. We sell Sophos hardware, licenses and our own services to companies whose value exceeds 1,000 times our equity. This was never directly questioned, but it was the right step for us to show everyone that we ourselves are 100% behind what we do. Since an “.inc” should stand out in the company name, one can also say that it was pure marketing. ; -)
What will change?
As it was already been pointed out at the outset, there will be no change in the way we do business. We are not aiming for an IPO, nor do we sell our shares (although of course we are honored to be asked for them).
Where you might notice the difference is in the size of our emails, which will be a few bits smaller now that 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 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.