Buffer is the simplest and most powerful social media publishing and analytics platform. We help over 1.8m SMBs, of which 28,000+ are paying to power their social media accounts, publishing over 500,000 posts every day. We have consistently grown 10% MoM on average for the last 24 months, having just crossed $4.6m in ARR.
We’ve built a scalable way to publish thousands of social media posts per second and obtain analytics for how those posts have done. Our main application and API is built with a PHP backend and Backbone.js front-end, hosted on AWS.
We’ve built web extensions for the major browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) and have an iOS (4.5 rating) and Android app (4.3 rating) to make it easy for our customers to add to their Buffer.
We’ve built our own high throughput event tracking framework and data ETL pipeline to help us be data driven in our decisions. We’ve also developed a simple yet powerful A/B test framework which helps us learn from experiments. We use our Jenkins continuous integration server heavily for unit testing, cron jobs and alerting.
- 3 million+ posts scheduled per week (250 million total)
- 150k+ monthly active users
- 5 server environment
- 12k+ API clients
- 4k+ API requests/minute, 2k web requests/minute,
- 8 engineers
Co-Founder of @Sqwiggle. Previously Co-Founder of @Buffer. I live startups, make things people want and focus on the little details
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Who we are
We're a fully distributed team of 24 spread all across the world: US (6 states), Canada, Uruguay, UK, France, South Africa, Taiwan.
We focus on providing great customer support, answering 90% of emails within 6 hours (10,000 support emails per month).
We have 10 core values and are disciplined about hiring and firing by the values. We have a large focus on transparency: revenue, salary, equity numbers are all public.
"Great companies are movements as much as businesses." - Red Swan Ventures
Why we're doing this
We are equally excited about the opportunity to solve problems SMBs have with social media as well as thinking about a brand new way that a company can work. We have a radically different model of work by being fully distributed, having no managers, and being completely public about all our numbers and how we operate.
We've had 4 offers to sell the company, and in turning those down we've made a commitment to keep building the company for the next 5-10 years and beyond.
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Pablo is a tool for all social media enthusiasts. Use Pablo to generate an amazing engaging image to upload with your amazing tweets, Facebook messages and other posts. This tool was developed and designed in collaboration with Brian Lovin, Patrik Ward, and Kevan Lee of Buffer. Pablo went on to receive over 1000 ...more upvotes on Product Hunt and had been visited by over 32000 users in its first week.