Hello 2021!

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We want to take a moment and thank you for being such an important part of the Tailscale community. 2020 was a stand out year for us — because of you!

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With the beginning of the new year, we wanted to highlight how Tailscale developed during 2020, and give you peek at what to expect this year.

Making Tailscale real…

Before 2020, Tailscale didn’t really exist. 2020 was the year Tailscale moved from a prototype for a single company, to a real, usable zero-config VPN that “just works.” A lot of work went into making this possible, including…

Making Tailscale easy…

Our ambitions don’t stop at connecting devices. We want to ensure accessing and managing your network is as simple as possible. On top of the basics…

And making Tailscale… scale

In the last year we grew from just the three founders to more than 20 people globally. The team secured both seed and Series A funding totaling $15M USD. We’re incredibly proud of how far we’ve come and the confidence our investors have put in our technology and our team. We have the means to keep improving Tailscale for a while to come.

On the topic of scale, here’s a few team statistics from last year:

What’s next?

Thanks for joining us in reflecting on 2020. We have high hopes and big plans for the year ahead. What to expect in the coming few months:

We hope you all are staying safe and healthy. As always, we’d love to hear how you’re using Tailscale and what we can do to make it better.

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