Today Basecamp turns 6. We launched Basecamp in February 2004 – here’s the original post on SvN that launched it all.


Birthday stats are always fun. Here are some of our favorites:

  • 53,000,000 megabytes of uploaded files (that’s 53 terabytes)
  • 38,000,000 to-dos
  • 24,600,000 messages
  • 8,600,000 completed milestones
  • 3,600,000 users
  • 3,600,000 projects
  • And for the technically minded: At peak we’re doing 220 requests a second with an average response time of 160ms.

These numbers are based on open accounts. We’re not counting cancelled accounts or deleted messages/comments/to-dos/files etc.

We’re thrilled with the growth over the last year. Thanks to everyone who uses Basecamp or any one of our products. We’ve got some great stuff in store for you this year so stay tuned!