Nick and Andrew grew up together tinkering. Building hobby websites for fun was a normal occasion and soon grew into starting a small service business in the local area. As time went on, they pursued different paths. Nick worked as a nuclear mechanic and Andrew took a job at Google as a software engineer. Nick started a side project to build a Shopify store for a local startup and came to love working with the platform.
Soon after, he quit his job and started Helium as an agency, building custom projects for clients. Seeing an opportunity on the Shopify app store, he started building apps that would serve thousands of new merchants in the coming years. In 2018, Andrew joined the effort as a partner and has been helping build Helium into the future.