Before even building Scoutzie, Kirill emailed to over 500 different designers, explaining what he was working on, and inviting them to join. Out of 500 emails, a few hundred said yes.
The first version of the platform did not actually have a way to upload any designs, but the newly invited sent zip files, and Kirill manually added those files to the database.
Scoutzie was a place to showcase mobile design, and at the time, although the demand for mobile was taking off, established players in the design showcase were not yet making it a priority. There was a clear gap in the market.