A little over a year and a half ago, I joined a relatively unknown tech company out of Israel called ironSource. At the time I could not have imagined what an exciting and fulfilling experience it would be. As I reflect back on my experience with ironSource, there are several highlights I’d like to call out.
First, the people of Israel are special. I've been fortunate to have travelled there six times over the last 18 months and each time I visited I fell more in love with the people, the city of Tel Aviv, the technology DNA and the food! The work ethic and resilience of Israelis is hard to match and very inspiring. Engineers fall over themselves to work at ironSource. The company has done an exceptional job of creating a culture that's contagious, electric and beyond fun.
As a guy who has built a bunch of companies (most recently appsavvy) and is generally drawn to startups, I am lucky to have experienced firsthand how a global technology powerhouse operates. In my time with ironSource, I have seen all the signs of potential greatness. ironSource has made seismic acquisitions, launched game-changing products that support the developer ecosystem, doubled headcount to more than 700, and created breakthrough products such as Appcloud that are changing how we find and discover apps.
I could not be more proud of my time at ironSource. Making the decision to move on has been tough for me. In just 18 months, we established significant partnerships with the U.S. ecosystem, skyrocketed into the billion dollar unicorn club and put the company into a very strong position among the world’s largest independent discovery platforms. I am honored to have been a part of the journey and worked alongside so many great people.
I'm very excited to see what ironSource does next and will be rooting for the company and people from the sidelines. Beyond this time of reflection, I am very excited to announce what’s next for me! More on that soon . . .
- Chris Cunningham