Black Lives Matter. These words must resonate. They must be repeated loud enough often enough, and forcefully enough for the sentiment to become second nature to all. While Karl Groves’s personal feelings on racism have been made clear and, as the Founder & President of Tenon, it can be assumed that his feelings are also Tenon’s feelings, we decided that the best approach at this time is to make our feelings on the current political climate clear regarding where we stand on civil rights in general and race relations specifically.
One of the coolest things about Tenon’s “API First” approach is the ability to use and interact with the product within other systems. For instance, users can access 37 different types of reports from our Reports API to integrate our data into other systems.
The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood. In its basic form it is both simple and strong. Although there are many joint variations, the basic mortise and tenon comprises two components: the mortise hole and the tenon tongue. The tenon, formed on the end of a member generally referred to as a rail, is inserted into a square or rectangular hole cut into the corresponding member. The tenon is cut to fit the mortise hole exactly and usually has shoulders that seat when the joint fully enters the mortise hole. Wikipedia
The mortise & tenon has been used reliably for over 7000 years. Done well, a mortise & tenon can be a beautiful and easy way to get an important job done. It is no mistake that we used this metaphor for our company and our products.
Tenon’s SaaS side of the business is one of the fastest growing and most efficient companies.
Since 2014 we’ve been focused on helping businesses large and small to improve their Web Accessibility. We’re excited to share that out of 3,500 SaaS companies last year, we were in the Latka top 5% in terms of revenue growth rate. This is a clear sign that our product continues to be loved as we work to scale.
In late 2012 I had an idea: Change accessibility testing by creating an API-centered tool that frees the user from the requirement that they use an external tool for testing, instead allowing developers, testers, and content authors to do accessibility testing within their existing toolsets. Since that time, Tenon has become a multi-million-dollar company – with $0 investment dollars – based solely on the excellent team we’ve assembled.