A little over a year ago Max Ogden and I started a company. With some seed funding from Atlas Ventures we went about creating an application that would "bring people together." Our initial release was a little rocky but around the end of the year we got the product to where we had envisioned it.
Its been a great experience. We stayed focused on making a simple product and ended up building and cutting several ideas that distracted from our core value of bringing people together for real life interactions. During this time Atlas Ventures has been nothing short of amazing, they supported us when we needed it and have continued to believe in us even now.
With the money in the bank starting to run out we have some hard decisions. At this time the product hasn't gotten enough users to justify a new round of investment. We still believe in the product and want to see it live on. The current hosting costs are minimal and the money we have can keep it up more than a year if we stop paying ourselves.
Gather will stay up at least through the end of the year and I'm looking at ways to cut the costs even further if we need to. Max and I will seek out new opportunities. I'm already excited about a few and, in case you didn't notice, Max has rocked the world of voxel gaming with less than a month's effort.