It’s been several months since our last update & several aspects of the business & surrounding brands have been evolving – from corporate structure, to organization, financing & team.
To start things off, in January 2012 we began discussing with a high status law firm that was highly interested in helping us setup a new corporate identity & structure in Europe – particularly Malta since our co-founder was located & living in the country. They were particularly interested with both the brand, product & story behind the hard work of 3 entrepreneurs that put together a variety of Internet related services with little to no financing. Many topics were brought and we came to an agreement to organize part of the corporation in Malta for many aspects that will improve the business in the long run. Since then, we’ve been in discussion with both Spiegel Sohmer & the world renown firm KPMG for the new Canadian / Maltese identity.
We don’t expect for our audience to fully understand the logistics of setting up a corporate structure between Canada & Malta, however let’s just say that it’s a tedious, long & complicate process that spans over months of discussion, due diligence, planning & patience.
With that said, we are expected to have the Custom CMS Software Limited corporate structure completed by the first quarter of 2013. The release of the product has been greatly affected by this legal structure, however it had to be done for many reasons that would benefit the company, brand & its customers.
While the months have passed, Thomas, Nick, other team members & I were working on both the product and several other brands which we operate in Montreal, Canada, namely:
- XIRGO – A local Business IT Management & Network Optimization Service.
- queen b media – A local Web Development & Digital Strategy Brand (we are working on a new identity to flow with the others).
- Made to Love Servers – A Shared Cloud Hosting, Cloud Server & Global CDN Provider.
We have drastically grown with both the XIRGO & Made to Love Servers brands – as you may notice, both brands follow a similar flow when it comes to design, services & goals. If you read between the lines, we’re starting to unify our solutions. The XIRGO brand & Made to Love Servers are beginning to work hand in hand to offer customers a variety of services that could’ve never been done prior to these new organizations. We’re working on expanding these solutions to queen b media next, followed by Custom CMS Software Limited & Couch Gamers in the longer run.
We built a name locally, we built a powerful cloud infrastructure in a datacenter, we built a new method of operating virtually (95% of our team is not in Montreal), we organized ourselves legally between all brands & companies and it’s soon coming the time to complete the products / services & begin a strong push with marketing & promotional activities to bring the companies to the next level.
Couch Gamers and its mother company have endured many new directions that will change the course of the company in the coming years. The community has been eagerly waiting for news & updates in regards to the product so here’s some new facts for you guys:
- Custom CMS Software Limited will be ready for operation in Q1 of 2013.
- Thomas Sultana – the co-founder & lead developer of Couch Gamers will be taking a seat from development & shifting his duties to more administrative tasks while we shift to the new corporate structure.
- A new & improved team is being organized to prepare for the operation of all brands & products. We have met & worked with a variety of new designers, developers & web experts over the last year which will be contributing to the product & brands.
- Couch Gamers will be leaving its BETA stage in Q1 2013 & will be prepared for a first release in 2013 – we are hoping for a release in Q2.
Many could argue that the code of the current Couch Gamers product is outdated & will damage the future of the product – which is both true & false in our opinion. Code can be easily replaced with newer more efficient code with proper organization, however operation methods, experience, complexe setups & business growth cannot be done in a matter of weeks – they all take time, patience, effort & timing. As we release the first version of the product, operations will be improved, teams will grow & the product will quickly evolve to a newer version – we are not worried in any way and don’t believe that any of these delays have & will impact the success of the product both on the market & in terms of its future quality.
Over the next months, we’ll be dipping into the Custom CMS community to discuss the recruitment of new team members for all brands & products. Please stay tuned for some interesting emails & newsletters!
We’ll never forget the kindness & patience of our followers – Couches will improve the Internet.
Custom CMS Team