We are fortunate enough to have grown a lot since we first started in a single room at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), back in 2006. We now have more than 120 employees, taking up much of the fifth floor of our building, and we are still growing fast.
Our gracious hosts at CIC have supported us the whole way, growing with us and modifying their services as needed. In fact, they have been quite scalable and flexible, just like we try to be. Tim, Dougan and the rest of the CIC staff have been great. But ultimately, theirs is an incubator for startups, most often small ones, and there is a finite economy of scale to our arrangement.
HubSpot, however, is committed to staying in Cambridge. We know where home is, and we want to continue creating great jobs in this area. It's becoming a global hub of new marketing activity, and we are happy to be a part of it.
Thankfully, we didn't have to look far anyway. Over on First Street, not only do we have a great new space, but we already have several fun neighbors, like ZipCar and Permabit. We will have room to grow, at least for a couple of years, with options to expand further. The space itself has much exposed brick, cool wooden beams, plenty of natural sunlight and a quirky personality that suits HubSpot's culture well.
We'd like to extend special thanks to two partners who helped us make the decision about our move. First are our real-estate advisors, T3 Advisors, who have been instrumental not just in finding the perfect space for us, but also in ironing out and negotiating a lot of details. Second are our architects, arch3s, who have been awesome to work with, have a great sense of design and crank out things quickly, while being very respectful of our budget. It's been a pleasure working with Roy Hirshland at T3 specifically, and Vin and Todd at arch3s.
As readers of this blog know, HubSpot is a transparent company. Now that our lease is officially signed, we will post periodic updates here, with things like pictures, constructions updates and FAQs, as applicable. We have a few months to go, since our move is scheduled for August 1, 2010.
If you have any questions or thoughts about our move, please don't hesitate to ask. We also hope to have a little opening party, so if you're interested in that, please let us know ;)
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