It all began with…
So it all began with a love for the mountains of our CEO – Rafał Pokrywka. Before founding VirtusLab, he loved walking and riding a bike in the mountains. Especially in Polish ones. After establishing VL in 2010, Rafał took a shot of the Tatra mountains seen from one of the peaks of Pieniny that ended up on our first company’s website. Also, since then, VLteam has liked to go on mountain trips together. With the company’s rapid growth, frequent trips are a bit less frequent, but the passion and the theme of the mountains remained.
One symbol – many messages
The characteristic logo of our company has a slightly complicated history but eventually took the form of a fancy V letter. This is not only the first letter of VL company’s name, but it also relates to the summit. What’s more, there is an additional message behind this idea – at VirtusLab, we always aim higher. You can believe that over the past 10 years, we’ve put a lot of effort into reaching our smaller or larger summits – and we won’t stop! The sky is the limit 😉
See the mountains everywhere
After the first mountain photo from Rafał, the mountainous leitmotiv had to appear also on our new website. However, we wish to use unique images, not those from well-known pictures databases, which were already used by others. We also wanted pics of our Polish mountains. That’s why we chose the works of two Polish photographers – Arkadiusz Bar and Tomasz Madejski.
Reaching the top
Adam Mickiewicz, the principal poet of Polish Romanticism, once wrote, “Up and reach the places out of sight!”. Well, he was right. Our path in the IT world was not easy. Just like mountain climbing, we had to overcome many difficulties and problems. We’re reaching the top but still choosing the next, higher ones! So far, we are proud that in 2022 we exceeded 350 employees, have offices in Kraków, Rzeszow, Kielce, and have just settled down also in Wroclaw and Katowice. We’re planning to improve our main products and develop new ones, thanks to VirtusLab’s innovative R&D center. We have more clients from different countries. And a passion for mountains is still with us, that’s why we are organizing a joint mountain trip to Krynica Zdroj in September!
Now you know why mountains – it’s fair to say that they reflect our adventure very well!