b'Jessica Rovello and Kenny Rosenblatt, Arcadium Company culture Like many other companiesin so many other areas ofis key to long that achieved early success,society we have evolved toterm successArcadium was also enticedtake a long-term view of by the prospect of turbothings, like the environment,For Rovello, Rosenblatt, charging their growth throughRovello told Fast Company.Savage, Schwartz and the support of investors. I dont understand why thatGascoigne, the decision Founded in 2001 byhasnt translated to businessto take back control Jessica Rovello and Kennyand why this short-sighted,has left them with no Rosenblatt, the gamingshort term, high growth,regrets. Theyre all happy company grew quickly andhigh burnout scenario isto be able to grow at was hired by Microsoftconsidered the ultimatetheir own pace and to develop pre-installedcalling for a company. have more control over games. We drank theFor Rovello and Rosenblatt,company culture. Kool-Aid, admits Rovello,it was no longer theirI truly believe that we after the company raisedcalling and they wouldshould be talking more $5million in Series A Fundingend up buying out Edisonabout these topics as from Edison Ventures toVentures. We are committedan industry, and I hope accelerate growth. to building an evergreenour experience can be business, explained Rovellouseful to those who may But the growth juggernautin a statement at the time. be considering a similar soon ran into obstacles, mostTo do that, technologypath, says Gascoigne. notably the Russians takingcompanies need to getFor Rovello, this can only over parts of Ukraine andaway from the de facto VChelp raise awareness that subsequent US sanctionsgrowth model. Operatingthere isnt a one-size-fits-being placed on companiesindependently enablesall approach to growing operating in Crimea.you to have a longer- a business. Building a Arkadium had a 100 personterm view, greater controlpeople first, long term team operating there, whicharound strategies, and morebusiness is an ideal it had to dramatically reduceoperating flexibility. Weall five founders agree and both founders soonwant to be an example forshould be seen as a more began to take a differentpurpose-driven companiesattractive alternative. view on the relentless growththat value long term course they were on.impact over growth at all It is very surprising to mecosts mindsets.29'