Startup of the Day – theChanner

The company of the day is theChanner, based in Spain. theChanner is an online World TV tuner, on the move. You will find below an interview with Nina Alastruey, CEO of theChanner. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!


Interview with Nina Alastruey, CEO of theChanner

Who are you?

Nina, the CEO of the company.

How do you feel being the most promising ‘company of the day’ per Microsoft?

It's a great pleasure.

What did you do before creating your company?

Developed my business carreer in the film and TV industry.

How did you get the idea? What s the genesis?

There is a lot of good and diverse content and talented producers all over the world, unknown.

What do you sell? What is your company’s mission?

theChanner is an online World TV tuner, on the move. We develop software to bring entertainment and information to people, worldwide.

What is your market?

Any person with a device able to connect to the Internet.

Any clients? References? Partners?

Just starting!

Funding history? VCs? BA?

Looking for early stage investors.

Growth? Internationalization?

We are World focused.

How many employees do you have? How many developers?

4 and 3.

Are you hiring? If yes, what? Where?

Yes. Software engineers keen on TV, Internet, new media. Barcelona or San Francisco.

Which platform are you building on? Why?

Windows mobile and PC. It is the most powerful mobile one for linear streaming.

Do you have any Software IP? Is there something that you’re the only one to do on the market?

Yes. Presented at the US Patent Agency on March, 08.

Who’s your role model?

There are some of them.

Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/internet areas?

Everywhere and through mobile devices.

Looking for funding? If yes, how much?

500.000 euros.

What about the BizSpark Program? What do you think? Are you going to join? Why?

Yes. To use their facilities, new partnerships inclussive! A good initiative, the future is out there. New business ideas always require support to become real.

Any advice to young Software entrepreneurs?

Persist, work hard, never loose your illusion.

Anything else you’d like to say?

Thank you!

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