The BizSpark startup of the day is Pageonce, based in the US. Below you will find an interview with Guy Goldstein, CEO and Founder of Pageonce. All the best to them and congratulations for being the startup of the day!
Tell us who you are and your role in the company:
What did you do before creating your company?
Prior to Pageonce, I served in an executive position of Corporate Development at HP software, responsible for mergers, acquisitions and strategy. Before that, I spent 9 years in various R&D executive roles at Mercury Interactive. I graduated *** laude from Tel Aviv University with a bachelor’s in business and computer science. I also served in the Israeli Air Force as a major and fighter pilot.
How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?
We are excited to have the opportunity to be one of the launch partners for Windows Phone 7. We are huge believers in the platform and think it will be very successful.
What is your company’s mission?
Pageonce is the largest mobile personal finance service in the US. Designed to help you easily track your bank accounts, credit cards, investment and travel plans, monitor bills and manage your money, we make it easy to achieve financial control and peace of mind!
Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?
Pageonce has raised $10M to date and are not looking currently for additional funding.
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
Pageonce has 30 employees, of whom 20 are developers.
Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring for and where?
We’re growing! We’re looking for a graphic designer, marketing manager, product manager and PR manager here in our Palo Alto office. Details are available on our website at www.pageonce.com/about_jobs.html
Which platform are you building on? Why?
We’re making apps for the four major platforms: iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile because we think everyone needs financial peace of mind.
Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/Internet area?
Smartphones are the future--everybody uses their phones more and more to access personal data and of course, personal finances are one of those important things we want to be able to monitor.
What do you think about the BizSpark Program?
We are very happy with the program, working with Microsoft has been very rewarding to our company.
Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?
Build an easy-to-use product that people will need and love.
Who’s your role model?
What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview?
Smartphones are the future. Pageonce is the leader in Mobile Personal Finance and we encourage you to try us out, and obtain financial peace of mind.