We broke the $1m revenue barrier and was named in BRW’s Fastest 100 for the second time. Flat Planet also made its first profit!
By now, Flat Planet was about 70-80 staff strong and was starting to develop momentum!
However, 2013 was also the year of Typhoon Yolanda, a megastorm that killed more than 10,000 in the provinces of Samar and Leyte. One member of our team lost 15 family members who were all sheltering together when the storm surge came in and they drowned. Many other staff lost family.
Flat Planet has been researching the possibility of setting up an office in Tacloban, Leyte, in the time before the storm so we were familiar with the town and the people. It was a great tragedy.