The BizSpark startup of the day is KeyLemon, based in Switzerland. You will find below an interview with Gilles Florey, Founder and CEO of KeyLemon. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!
Interview with Gilles Florey, Founder and CEO of KeyLemon
Tell us who you are and your role in the company:
Founder and CEO, I am in charge of all commercial aspect, strategy development and communication. In addition, I operate the general administration and human resources management of KeyLemon.
What did you do before creating your company?
First I worked in a Bank. I was in charge of the marketing to SMC (small medium companies). Later on, I decided to go back to study. I completed a Bachelor in Business and Administration at HES SO Sierre in Switzerland.
How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?
Of course it is a great honor and I am really proud of it. It is recompense to the team KeyLemon for their good work, passion and motivation. Huge thank you to Microsoft BizSpark being selected.
What is your company’s mission?
KeyLemon offers simple, convenient access solution based on face and voice recognition.
How did you get the idea for your company?
I use many passwords in day to day interaction with applications and the internet. Remembering each login detail and the entry of it can be time consuming and even frustrating. I thought it would be great using computer access solutions based on personal biometric authentication technology such as face recognition.
Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?
When we started we were self funded. Currently we are able to finance the company with sales. However, we are looking for funding to scale business and to access B2B market. We are looking for USD 400k.
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
We are currently a team of 5 employees. CEO, Product Manager, 2 software engineer and R&D manager.
Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring and where?
Which platform are you building on? Why?
Visual Studio 2008. It is the best IDE to develop software for Windows.
Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/internet area?
To identify user remotely. Being sure you are communicating with the right person.
What do you think about the BizSpark Program?
Thanks to BizSpark Program we could develop our first commercial version on XP, Vista and 7.
Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?
Build a company in a way that you will keep it forever, otherwise you will.
Who’s your role model?
There is no one individual.
What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview?
Give a try to KeyLemon: www.keylemon.com