Our historyWe have strong roots

1996

Once upon a time…

Long, long ago…

Prince of Persia!

In our primary school years, we spent our nights playing Prince of Persia in between homework.
Prince of Persia!

What does that Prince run on?

09/02/1996
The Prince of Persia sequel was disappointing and we got more curious about the machine it was running on. And that never left us.
What does that Prince run on?

Hardware -> software -> Internet

We went from hardware to software. And then the Internet came. We had no idea that it would be making us a living one day.
Hardware -> software -> Internet

The red pill or the blue pill?

At the turn of the millennium, we were waiting in front of our monitors for someone outside the Matrix to come and pull that cable out of our head. Nobody came and we made do with a life in the Matrix, still studying the Internet and computer programs.

The buck stops here!

In high school, we started taking our interest in computers and the Internet seriously. Our parents didn't.

… asteroids came and then our life started anew
2007

Nuclear physics or IT?

In uni, we started taking our interest in computers and the Internet very seriously. Our parents stopped understanding what we were studying.
2008

When I'm big, I'm going to be an IT guy!

After university, actually during it too, we started taking our interest in computers and the Internet as something that we could do for a living. Our parents definitively stopped understanding us.

Zologicka.cz

CTU students Pavel Vachek and Jiří Zajpt are launching zologicka.cz — our first website. We offered hosting services and it was a bit of an underground, but serious and we were freelancing. The beginning of Pavel & Jirka's entrepreneurship.

Staying busy

We're working like crazy, from home and cafés for now.
2009

We know where this is going

01/01/2009
We made starting a company our New Year's resolution. We're going to be making websites and apps!

We need a name

January and February 2009
We can't start a business because we don't have a name. We're brainstorming furiously in cafés, restaurants, even on ICQ and Skype.

We're a serious business

03/02/2009
We were officially running a business now! We privately limited our liability and are officially a private limited company.

Our first web project

November 2009
We have our first order for a website project! We're starting work on the Luxido auction system and our company and its order business is off to a great start.

We're launching BillApp

We're launching our first application for online invoicing billapp.cz. As of today, it's a success, with thousands of users.
2010

We're buying a domain

05/17/2010
We bought the domain and the original FakturaOnline.cz system (in PHP)

Juras has a job for us

07/28/2010
Jiří Brhel found us a client and so started our long-term cooperation.
2011

Tsech comes to Czechia

November 2011
“I started drinking large amounts of beer.” — Edward Tsech. He came to us all the way from Russia and he likes Czech beer. No regrets. :)

Going global

We're launching FakturaOnline.sk
2012

3-year birthday

We're celebrating our third birthday!

Designer on board

Jan. 2012
Ondřej Žáček comes on board, making our designs even more kick-ass!

Blueberry gets a guardian

03/19/2012
Tomáš Dundáček joins us, bringing crisis management to the company!

Graduate engineer

06/06/2012
We have our first Blueberry engineer, so let's get to work. Tom…

One barrel less

06/28/2012
One of our business owners loses a barrel of Stella in badminton…
2013

New assistant

01/30/2013
Michal finds out we have a new assistant. Someone emptied his ashtray.

Everything's fine

01/31/2013
Tomáš D. is happy to report that work on the task is going well. He did everything except what the task was asking for.

Marketing festival

February 2013
Jindra Fáborský gives Pavel a call, asking whether Blueberry could make him a nice website for some marketing conference, which he plans to organize. Why not, right?

Branching out into marketing

March 2013
Karel joins our team — a top-notch marketer that can help us grow our service portfolio and move our company a notch higher.
Branching out into marketing

Years piling on

March 2013
We're celebrating our 4th birthday!

More coding help

June 2013
We have a new coder — Tonda. He has a tendency to adhere to the “notpossible” religion sometimes, but in all, he's pretty great and it still gets done in the end :)
More coding help

Moving day

Sept. 2013
We're leaving our cozy and increasingly crowded office in Štěpánská and moving to a modern open space in Smíchov, where we can fit everyone. And we're ready to grow some more. :)

Google Partner

Oct. 2013
Blueberry is now an official Google Partner!

We can't manage on our own

We have a new project manager Michal — finally someone to help us manage! :)

Marketing Festival partner

We became a proud partner of Marketing Festivalu — the biggest marketing conference in Central Europe! Yes, it's that event that Jindra Fáborský came to us with in February…

Company hackathon

We decided to try to hold our first company hackathon — we spent a very fun and productive week-end in the office and we ended up with several interesting projects as a result

Admin x 2

Dec. 2013
We have a new admin and everything's running more smoothly than before. If one has no time, the other one does. Well, usually… :)
2014

Another female element

We're getting more reinforcement in the marketing department, doubling the number of women in the company. And just so we don't get our girls mixed up, now that we have so many, our new marketer is also named Eva.
Another female element

Mini-office

Tomáš Šorejs decided that it's too long a way to the office for him and his trusty sidekick #Tondaisadog. And so he parked his minivan in the parking lot in front of the office. And they lived there happily ever after.

Dave Nekovář commits

10/20/2014
We're doing things that make people fall in love. After four years of being a user, Dave Nekovář decided to leave his job and commit to a career life with Faktura Online. He's joining us as a product owner and now he's caring for his beloved daily.

Mission: Google deckchairs

Unnamed attendees of Google Agency day borrowed some deckchairs at around 23:30. Unfortunately, nobody saw them. As we're polite, we returned them the next day and admitted to “borrowing” them. They still laugh at us at Google's European headquarters.
Mission: Google deckchairs
2015

Higher and higher

Feb. 2015
We're aiming higher and higher. And so we moved three floors higher. It's Blueberry's fifth move, because we keep growing and keep needing more space.

Number 5 is alive!

May 2015
The quality of our office life is now being cared for by Blueberry lady number five, Lenka Horáková.
Number 5 is alive!

Karel expands his horizons

05/14/2015
Our marketer Karel gains a new skill — birthing assistant. In early morning hours at home, his wife Lenka unexpectedly gave birth to a second daughter Magdalena. The discussion around establishing company daycare grows.

Twenty thousand tasks

05/15/2015
Historic milestone. Task number 20 000 was created in our beloved Redmine tracker. We named our triumphal twenty thousandth duty “Set DNS on heroku”. So much for reflecting the fact that we're creating history.

Filling up on sugar

05/20/2015
The quality of our office life is growing. Adam says that he's a much more effective coder now, thanks to a supply of sponsored sweets.

One out of the ordinary Children's Day

06/01/2015
A Children's Day for the history books! One of our Blueberry children grew up and it was time for it to stand on its own feet. Faktura Online becomes a separate company!

Let’s start
workingtogether.