Something was unclear - was it necessary to put servers closer to the user, to find providers that would provide power at a good price, with good networks and hardware? Well, yes, but it took a lot of time.
Initially, the service was written "on the knee", the team had no experience, so what Alexandr and Andrey wrote was rewritten countless times: Alex and Andrey weren't high-class engineers
. But people still enjoyed it.
They made the first version of the product without investors: it was impossible to find them - such a service did not exist in the world yet. In Eastern Europe, they mainly invest in clones of successful companies from Western Europe, when the business model works, everything is rolled back.
Therefore, we borrowed money from friends, rented servers and developed the product, then made the Donate button to collect donations. Since we didn't find investors further, we had to make additional paid features and capabilities. - says Alexandr.