Reporters from the British Broadcasting Corporation recently visited our office to cover the Endomondo story – from its start to where we are heading. They spent the day interviewing our CEO and co-founder, Mette Lykke, and getting better acquainted with our much-loved app. She showed them around the office, presented a live demo of the app’s features, and shared her insight into how Endomondo got to be where it is today. They got to see us kayaking out on the canals, riding our bikes and generally running business as usual. Literally, running – as many of us practice what we preach and do like to go out for a quick run from time to time during a break from work.
We snapped some behind-the-scenes shots while they were here, and had a blast enjoying the buzz and excitement surrounding their visit!
But, along with the excitement came the concerns. We felt slightly nervous that our office building could stir up a bit of historical hostility. You see, our HQ is actually housed in one of the adapted “Gunboat Sheds” (Kanonbådsskurene) that were built in the 19th century as a naval base during the war with the UK. Luckily, the visit was a peaceful, happy encounter which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Following this great experience, we will always welcome having such delightful British press come by anytime!
The story first aired on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. If you missed it on the BBC network, you can catch the video and full report here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28122312
And for you history buffs out there, you can read more about the Gunboats on Wikipedia.
Thank you BBC, for an inspiring visit and brilliant story.
Have fun freeing your endorphins!
The Endomondo Team