I am 42 and live in 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Paris, near the Vaux-Le-Vicomte castle.
The French Tutorial
In 1999, I started working on the French Tutorial because... I wanted to learn Italian and couldn't find any good free ressource on the internet (it may have changed since that time!). I said to myself: "By the way, is there a good french tutorial available?". I found a few but thought I could definitely do a better job.
So, I started designing my own course from scratch. At first, the site received very few visitors but months after months more and more learners visited frenchtutorial.com and sponsors started beeing interesting in advertising.
In 2005, The French Tutorial became a sole proprietorship business. I chose Briow as a company name.