Aseem Kishore

Joining FiftyThree

Eighteen months ago, I left Microsoft to start The Thingdom. That journey officially ended this week, and a new one has begun.

After months of keeping it under wraps, I’m thrilled to finally share that my friends at FiftyThree have acquired The Thingdom, and I’ve joined them to transform our technology into something new.

FiftyThree is the company behind the award-winning iPad app Paper, and their mission is to bring creation tools into the post-PC era. If you hadn’t heard, they’re off to quite a start.

The opportunity is fantastic, but the team is simply world-class. I’m honored to work alongside some of not just the brightest but also the nicest people in our industry.

When we met, they joked that they wanted to turn “The Thingdom” into “The Ideadom” — a place to connect people around ideas and help them grow. That’s what we’re building now, and I couldn’t be more excited.

We’re just getting started, and if you’re interested in being a part of it, reach out — we’re hiring. Let’s invent the future together.

There’s much more I can say, but let me end it here for now and just say thanks to everyone who helped along the way. Your support was invaluable, and I couldn’t have done it without you.

One journey ends, and another begins. So it goes…