Small Business Watch
IT company takes space downtown
A group of Spokane entrepreneurs who founded Launched I.T. LLC in December has established the headquarters for the tech startup in the recently purchased 1889 Building, at 120 N. Stevens, downtown.
The company, operating as LaunchedIT, specializes in accelerating client businesses through Web development and design, mobile applications, software development, search-engine optimization, social media management, and marketing, says CEO Aaron Cunningham, a principal in the company.
Other principals include Chief Technical Officer/Chief Operating Officer Victor Orellana and Chief Financial Officer Nick Barnes.
Cunningham and Barnes also are principals at commercial real estate brokerage Citibrokers LLC and are part of the group that now owns the historic 1889 Building, at the southeast corner of Main Avenue and Stevens Street.
LaunchedIT occupies 700 square feet of space on the 3,000-square-foot third floor, which it shares with Citibrokers and private money lender Inland Capital LLC, another venture in which Cunningham is part owner.
LaunchedIT has two full-time and four part-time employees.
The company has more than 20 clients and works with multiple local subcontractors, Cunningham says.
“Our workload has been pretty heavy,” he says.
Cunningham says Orellana is recruiting some fairly large potential clients and is also is courting some public agencies
Needless to say, when I received the latest edition of Spokane Journal of Business, I went full Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin) from The Jerk when he sees his name in print! I flipped furiously through all the pages to see if we made it into this month’s edition. Fun times. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello and check out the new digs.