Milestones

  • 2017: Official launch of the redesigned Doodle. We upgraded the poll creation process and added a snazzy new look. Over 28 million users create and share polls every month.
  • 2016: In August, Michael Brecht ends his time with Doodle. Gabriele Ottino brings his vision for the future to Doodle as Managing Director. Meekan, the hottest chatbot company in the world, joins the Doodle family in June.
  • 2015: Doodle opens up a new office in Berlin in February. Doodle gets a major iPhone and Android update and a new mobile website.
  • 2014: Doodle manages to serve 20 Million users per month and continues to grow its user base worldwide by offering its scheduling service in 20 languages. The founders Näf and Sevinç decide to hand over the reigns to the new Doodle-CEO Michael Brecht who joins the company in February. In the course of the year, Swiss Media Group Tamedia acquired the majority of Doodle AG and brought in its market-reach to further help grow Doodle globally.
  • 2013: Doodle launches its Android App and completes its mobile optimised website by Apps for all devices including smartphones and tablets.
  • 2012: Boosted our advertising strategy by including international marketing partners in several countries worldwide.
  • 2011: Complete redesign for both the standard and mobile Web versions. Launch of personal scheduling profile MeetMe and over 10 Million users. In May, Tamedia takes a minority stake in Doodle.
  • 2010: Doodle grows to 10 employees, serves over 6 Million users and reaches break-even status.
  • 2009: In June, Doodle launches its first premium service and enhances the calendar integration possibilities that lead to a Doodle calendar view in 2010.
  • 2008: In March, Näf and Sevinç secure the first round of financing and rename the company Doodle AG. In May, commercialization based on advertising is reinforced by assembling an in-house sales team.
  • 2007: Founder and CEO Michael Näf and his cofounder Paul Sevinç found a business while developing an online scheduling solution for personal and business use. The fast viral growth lays the groundwork for future success.