Ryan Alyn Porter and Jennifer Selph founded
Endymion Corporation in 1996 as a software development consultancy
in Gainesville, Florida. We were a small development house
with a handful of employees that made Windows software for
medical and industrial instrumentation. The whole time, our
real passion was web-based technology, and figuring out how
to spend our days working on web applications was our big
goal back then. Maintaining our own web site and working on
the few paying web-based contracts that we could obtain just
Jennifer left the company in 1998 to pursue
other goals. Ryan took the company and converted it into a
product sales business, starting out with a pet project that
he had been working on since 1997, a web-based email client
application called MailMan.
That product was wildly successful and propelled Endymion
firmly into product marketing. MailMan has seen many revisions
and two different editions since and is still under constant
We began work on our next-generation product
in 1999, an industrial-strength web-based email client called
Saké Mail. The
goal of Saké Mail was to build on our experience from developing
and marketing MailMan to build a product that would appeal
to larger corporate customers and schools. Saké Mail has been
quite successful in its limited market, and revenues from
Saké Mail combined with our existing MailMan revenues have
allowed us to focus again on new development.
We virtualized our company in 2001. We
placed all of our mission-critical accounting and customer
relations applications online so that our location is irrelevant.
Our engineering department is now headed up in South
Beach by Ryan, and Alyssa continues to manage our sales
department from our physical office in Gainesville.
As we move forward, we hope to take advantage of our geographical
independence by hiring the very brightest workers available
anywhere in the world.