This is probably one of the most difficult blog articles I’ve written on Said.fm’s blog so here goes…
Firstly I would like to say a BIG THANKYOU to all the great listeners and people who’ve supported and helped us build Said.fm. We’ve been trying to chat with as many users as possible to get feedback and we’re always delighted about how nice our users are. This doesn’t mean you haven’t told us what you hate about what we’re building – you have!… but it’s always been constructive criticism that we’re taking on board.
Secondly, and you may have sensed this part coming after my opening sentences, we have decided to wind down the Said.fm service. This was not an easy decision but after taking stock of many things – analytics, what our listeners have told us and the length of time we’ve spent nurturing this startup we felt the time is right to do this. Don’t worry, your personal feeds and collections will remain in tact for another month so you can catch up on your Said.fm listening.
Having said this we are not dissapearing, Abdel and I have learnt a huge amount about this space and about doing a startup… we’re taking all that learning and putting it into another venture, details of which will be revealed soon. It’s been a rollercoaster journey and one of the most amazing things to come out of it for us is to gain a brilliant editorial team. We went from artificial intelligence to working with real people – wow!… on a web startup!
No one said it was going to be easy but it’s defintely been a lot of fun 🙂
Thanks for listening!