The concept of Hubpages has been formulating for the past year. In December of 2005, several things came together. First, Paul Deeds and Jay Reitz agreed to join Hubpages. We worked together at MongoMusic and Microsoft for over 5 years. Jay was the development manager of MSN Entertainment, Paul a developer, and I was the group product manager. From that time together, I learned we had a common vein grounded in praticality, frugality, and the willingness to take risks.
So in January of 2006, with a key agreement completed with one major parter, the 3 of us moved into a house in Berkeley CA and have begun work on hubpages.com. None of us take a salary and each of us works around the clock day and night to make hubpages a reality. Our goal is to ship the product, and then decide on ongoing funding options.