Goldee Is Back. Ambee Is Born.

You’ve heard the story before. Goldee was onto something, and then suddenly, it all crashed. Was it all for nothing? Although it may be difficult to see at first, I believe things happen for a reason. Creating Goldee taught me countless lessons. It allowed me to grow in many aspects — as a person, as an innovator, as an entrepreneur. I was taken by the emerging and evolving technology in the lighting industry. It would be a shame to throw it all away in defeat. I owed it to my supporters, my family, and myself to keep the torch lit, keep the spirit of Goldee alive, and take it to the next level.

In December of 2014, when Goldee crashed, I received nearly a thousand emails from loyal users around the world. Some were upset, but most were positive and encouraging. Most importantly, I could sense their feelings of loss, of no longer having their favorite app — so many words of encouragement. So I thought to myself, I did it before, I can do it again! With only a few good friends and my family to support me, I was ready to start again. I would do things differently and apply the lessons I learned.

1. Co-Founders

2. Lean and Agile Forever

3. Sustainable from Day One

4. Prepared for Anything

5. Open and Transparent at All Times


Q: So, is the Goldee App back?

Q: How is Ambee different from Goldee?

Q: What are the nearest plans for Ambee?

2. I want to let people use Ambee on more platforms, such as iPad, Android,…

Q: So, what do you think of Ambee? 🙂

Thanks to Chris Hirsch, Noemi Bodnarova (my cousin), and my mom for reading drafts of this and give their feedback.

Originally published at on December 21, 2018.

husband, father, entrepreneur (Ambee/Goldee), designer, developer, marketer, adventurer