In 2019, AE celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary!

Appreciation Engine logo with a 10 behind it

Back in 2009

In 2009 we started AE from our flat in Wellington, New Zealand (Hi Thomas and Mike!). We were fueled by a passion to help local artists connect with their fans in better ways. And to be frank the music industry was in chaos with labels suing fans!

A picture of Thomas and Mike at their computers in Wellington, NZ
A tardis flying through the air with AE symbols
A picture of the 2019 AE team

Zip Through Time (In a Tardis)

Today we have a similar purpose: To help people & brands connect in a beneficial two-way relationship. We’ve expanded beyond indie bands and now support global enterprise companies in many industries who are eager to connect with their customers.

Privacy Is A Promise!

We’ve become even more focused on helping people to take control of their data privacy. We believe people’s data should belong to them and they should have the deciding vote on how it’s used. We want to play a part in changing how personal data is shared and used, for the better.

A picture of Grant, Jenn and Annabel eating ice cream
The AE team dressed up in 1920s costumes at an award event

All The Thank Yous!

Throughout our journey, we have been helped by so many people. We wouldn’t be here today without them. A big thank you to every friend, advisor, board member and team member that has helped to shape AE.

To the Future

As part of our year-long celebration, we shared Top 10 articles related to startups, entrepreneurship, tech, gaming, music, sports, and more. We love to share what is exciting us and we hope to bring some interesting ideas to your day.

– Annabel & Jeff

The AE team dressed up in 1920s costumes at an award event

A very special thanks to these people who helped make it happen:

Hannah S, Thomas S, Mike P,  Trish P, Dave M, Nick R, Richard L, Julian C, Stefan K, Laura B, Adam B, Alana Z, James O, Virginia Y, Kirk H, Geri M,  Aimee M, Steve M, Bert A, Laura A, Simon Y, Deb Y, David M, Joe M, Joanne M, Ruban N, Kody N,  Joey H, Sophie B, Julie W, Adam B, Ben K, Kevin K, Tracie K, Ada M, Lindsay C, Avery K, Akshay K, Brad V, Chole H-W, Jennifer P, Odette J, Jason S, Grant S, Susan E, Andrea L, Matt Y, Tessa M