Oimmei was born in Livorno from an idea of its 4 founding partners and IT professionals: Luca Finocchiaro, Simone Figlié, Andrea Fastame and Ephraim Pepe. It was born out of friendship and a mutual appreciation that begun in school and university, the essential ingredient for the creation of such a strong and cohesive team. It is born from 4 professionals with different backgrounds who, after the long economic crisis of 2008, started talking about their dissatisfaction with the present and the potential of the future.
These international and European level successes were an important acknowledgement of our work and gave us the push we needed to take a defining step: Oimmei became more than a brand and turned into a real company, officially constituted in February 2015 with € 2,50 of capital from each of us. A date that marked a significant milestone for all our team members but that, at the same time, was the starting point for a new professional experience.
And now we owe you an answer to the question everyone asks: why “Oimmei”? It’s a typical interjection from Livorno expressing a particular emotional state – impatience, effort, lamentation – in a very concise way. A name that evidently does not follow the naming rules of standard communication. But for us the name signifies redemption, a break from and an intolerance towards a certain way of seeing the digital world and software development, and in a way it’s our Livornese version of Yahoo!
There was a lot of work and just as much satisfaction and success. Among them we like to remember our victory of the provincial and then regional selection of the Premio Cambiamenti CNA which led us to present one of our projects in the national finals, where we were chosen with 19 other Italian Startups among the 859 participating companies to demonstrate the innovation of our solutions.
From our first steps we came a long way. Change doesn’t scare us, throughout our history we have increased the workforce of our team, which went from 4 people to 13, and changed 4 headquarters, but we feel like we’ve only just began walking a bigger path.