If you have not seen the news, Pure Storage is now a public company, listed as PSTG on the New York Stock Exchange! What an amazing six-year journey it has been! We are thrilled to welcome those of you who have joined us, either as customers, partners, employees, or now as shareholders.
Thank you! Let us express our sincere gratitude. Pure would not have been able to accomplish what we have without a great deal of help along the way:
- Our customers – Thank you for giving us the opportunity to earn your business. We hope to date we’ve exceeded your expectations across the boards. We know most of you are public companies who want to do business with similarly governed organizations, and you have our commitment to leverage our newfound public company status to deliver ever more innovation and greater quality going forward.
- Our partners – Thank you for your willingness to innovate along with Pure in the pursuit of better serving our mutual customers. We know many of you have experienced substantial pressure to stick with incumbent vendors. For bucking that trend, you have our commitment to continue to strive to make every deal win/win/win—first a win for the customer, second a win for you the partner, and then third a win for Pure—as well as our commitment to continue to fulfill nearly 100% of business through partners.
- Our investors – We are hugely grateful to you for funding both the innovation and go to market success that Pure has enjoyed. Our special thanks to our existing investors such as Sutter Hill Ventures, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Index Ventures, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Wellington, and Tiger Global, who believed and invested with us.
- Our fellow Puritans – Our last and deepest thanks are for the Pure team. You and your families have sacrificed in the service of our mission to revolutionize storage. Your smarts and sweat over countless long days and nights are what has set us apart, and have begun to change the storage industry for the better. Looking forward, we will do all we can to keep Pure the very special company you have made it, and empower you to achieve your full potential and reap reward commensurate with your contributions.
While we indeed have much to be grateful for, it is still very much early days for Pure Storage. An IPO is akin to getting a job promotion—one is grateful for the raise and recognition, but even more excited to dig into the expanded role. No doubt we will all pause to celebrate this milestone, but then it is back to work to accomplish what we set out to do. Being public provides all of our stakeholders with greater transparency that will only raise expectations going forward.
Thank you again for supporting us. We are now more committed than ever, and could not be more excited about the road ahead.
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