What is so great about summer? It is simple, hot weather and beach parties. But for us, at Raketech, it also means that the first half of the year is finished, and it’s time to appreciate and reflect on what we have achieved so far. But, hola! Did someone mention beach parties? Yes, we love to combine business with pleasure! For this reason, we all decided to catch-up at the Westin Dragonara Resort to attend our quarterly business update meeting – Pow Wow – and then celebrate with a summer party!
So, how has 2018 been for us so far? Doubtlessly, we are super proud of the fact that we entered the stock market! From the 29th June 2018, we have been trading on the Nasdaq First North Premier, marking a historic moment on our company’s journey. It is an extremely great milestone for all of us and we are looking for the future, being more excited than ever before!
In May, Raketech appointed a new member to its Board of Directors, welcoming Annika Billberg to the company. Her solid background in both communications and finance will certainly contribute to the continuously strengthened profile of Raketech. Also, we fuelled our growth with some great acquisitions. These, amongst others, include Shogun Media, an affiliate company with extensive expertise in Pay Per Click (PPC) and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), as well as Casinofeber.se, a new player making waves in the casino affiliate industry.
A paper-ball fight definitely woke us up!
Also, our family of TV sports listing added two new siblings just in time for the football World Cup. We launched TVsportguide.de, that targets the German market, as well as TVsportguide.com, which covers the UK region. This means we operate in five different markets, delivering TV broadcast listings and related sports content also in Sweden, Denmark and Norway!
We have been taking pride in our most recent awards and received titles. Back in February, our Swedish financial services website Lånapengar.com was crowned Best Financial Website at the iGB Affiliate Awards. Then, in May, we were awarded the Equality Mark certification, issued by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality in Malta (NCPE). We value equal opportunities and always appreciate taking an extra mile to make a change. This is why we took an opportunity to thank our most committed colleagues and award them with Raketech Value Awards, for being role models that demonstrate our company’s core values – Ownership and Teamwork, while always staying Focused, Hungry and Open-minded.
During the Pow Wow we had a chance to meet Nathan Farrugia, an entrepreneur and record-breaking marathon enthusiast, whose inspirational story made us believe that “the impossible” does not exist. All in all, it is all about pushing the limits, we just need to remember that a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step!
Since we had quite a few reasons to celebrate, we could not help it but… just go and party! After the presentation, we quickly changed the location of a conference room to a beach-club full of tropical vibes and sunshine! Dressed accordingly to our summer party’s theme, Club Tropicana, we enjoyed the rest of the day with great food, drinks, and two fantastic DJ sets thanks to our in-house superstar, Seb Sooka, and Tiffany Pisani, who accompanied us throughout the night. We soaked up the exotic atmosphere while partying surrounded by palm trees, flamingos and all sorts of colourful flowers!
The first half of 2018 was very eventful and challenging, but it was especially rewarding. We are ready more than ever for new challenges and more reasons to celebrate! Stay tuned because we are definitely not slacking off!
Check out the video below and see how what it means to have a great summer party!