Please, Call Me Rich


Richard Lee (2)Hey Folks.  This is Richard Lee, CEO of Bluebeam Software.  Every now and again, I plan to post some thoughts on this blog to discuss the industry, business issues, and even what it is like to be a tech company today.  My hope – that you find the subject matter valuable and relevant.  Oh, one other note – for those who know me, you know that I am not quite that formal – call me Rich.

Some background… we started Bluebeam over ten years ago and it has become more than we ever imagined.  We knew we wanted to develop technology that would help our customers do, what they do, better.  We did not imagine it would change how work is done in the industry, becoming standard practice for many and a true competitive advantage for others.  Recently, Deloitte named us one of the top 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America.  Very cool!

To commemorate my first blog post, I think it’s time to finally answer that age old question…why did you name your company “Bluebeam?”  Simple – Bluebeam is the result of a group of rocket scientists, software engineers, and imaginative consultants who figured that the company should have intrinsic meaning that was a reflection of its people, its culture, and its determination to change the world.  And, after many hours and days of brainstorming to delirium, we came up with “Blue” and “Beam”, thus Bluebeam, to represent a creatively understated cool company that believes in getting sh*t done.  Oh, and it helped that our logo could be represented within the limits of 8×8 pixels.

Remember – Anything IS Possible


2 Responses to “Please, Call Me Rich”

  1. Chris Lewis Says:

    Rich – We met at the Rally last year in Snoqualmie. I love your tag line about anything being possible and want to turn that around on you. What are the possibilities of Bluebeam for Android? We’re out here and we’re waiting…

    • Jenn from Bluebeam Says:

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your comment. We have decided that the best approach for the Android is browser-based viewing and markup. This will enable us to achieve two goals. First, we’ll be able to provide Android users with access to Revu. Second, this will provide a flexible solution for our users who want to access Revu from the web on any computer or tablet. Stay tuned for more updates.

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