The BizSpark startup of the day is GameMo, based in Singapore. You will find below an interview with Alvin Yap from GameMo. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!
Interview with Alvin Yap from GameMo
Who are you?
TMG operates GameMo, a mobile gaming community where you get to discover games, enjoy free trials and play with friends. You can find games that you friends have been playing, try them for free and buy them only when satisfied. You can also invite friends to your network, recommend games to them or challenge them to beat your high-scores. Our service is cross-platform and available on the web, from mobile and within social networks.
What did you do before creating your company?
I graduated from Ngee Ann polytechnic and joined the army shortly after.
How did you get the idea? What s the genesis?
I felt that the mobile space had tremendous potential and gaming is definitely right in the mix of up and coming services.
What do you sell? What is your company’s mission?
We have a virtual credits system for purchase of mobile games and other content. We seek to make mobile gaming, truly mobile and available to the masses.
What is your market?
The APAC region.
Funding history? VCs? BA?
We are funded by MDA ad SPRING.
Product to be launched in Nov and we have partnership plans in various countries like Malaysia, Indonesia.
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
We have 2 developers and 2 management personnel who are also developers.
Which platform are you building on? Why?
For mobile, we are doing Symbian and Windows Mobile because if its big market penetration and for web, we are using PHP due to simplicity.
Do you have any Software IP? Is there something that you’re the only one to do on the market?
Our system on the whole consists of technological components and partnership components which would not be easily duplicated.
Looking for funding? If yes, how much?
We are looking to raise between 200k – 1.5M.
What about the BizSpark Program? What do you think? Are you going to join? Why?
I think its a great way for Microsoft to nurture and interact with the start-up community.