We have arrived at Luxr.co, for Day 1 of the Lean UX Residency. We have had a few people ask about how we ended up at Luxr? how did we hear about it?
When starting (OTD) OutsourcingThingsDone.com in Manila my business partner (Mike Stephenson) was having a hard time with payroll, schedules and time tracking. There were some solutions for some of it, but not one thing that did all that we needed and that we liked. So, Mike suggested building our own, so we put a few developers on it and built a payroll/time tracking/scheduling software application. It worked well. We showed it to a few business owners in Manila, they liked it and wanted to use it. BOOM – PayrollHero.com was born. We adjusted the system to work for other companies and began adding Alpha users to the system.
Through Eric Ries (who Mike and I met with up in Whistler) we learned of Luxr.co in San Francisco. Actually we bought 500 copies (details of that deal) of his new book The Lean Startup and with that package came the Luxr.co entry and a bunch of other slick stuff. Luxr.co is a paid residency program in San Francisco. There are 4 other companies in it. The quality of the other Luxr groups are fantastic. And one of them, Lift, has already been funded by Ev and Biz from Twitter.