The BizSpark startup of the day is Spreety, based in the US. Below you will find an interview with Ron Laughton, CEO of Spreety. 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?
IT Project Manager for a major mutual fund company.
How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?
What is your company’s mission?
The Rank Ace SEO Tools are designed as your one-stop solution for successful SEO results.
In 140 characters or less, tell us what your company does:
Rank Ace builds high quality SEO software that is fast, powerful, and easy to use.
How did you get the idea for your company?
The Rank Ace SEO tools were progressively built since 2008 during the construction of other websites at Spreety, Inc. (http://Spreety.com , http://Picagon.com ). We built these patent pending tools because they did not exist anywhere else. Since running these tools internally, we have saved an extensive amount of time and money. When other technology experts embraced the tools in 2010, their market value became apparent.
Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?
No funding to date. We already have customers, including a Fortune 500 company. As for funding, we are looking to accelerate growth, and are open to discuss the prospects with any qualified investment partner.
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
Including part-time contractors, 4 people, and everyone has a hand in design and development.
Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring for and where?
Which platform are you building on? Why?
Microsoft Silverlight 4, because it gives us what we need.
Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/Internet area?
Mobile is big, online TV is big, and SEO is big.
What do you think about the BizSpark Program?
Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?
Study the Internet revenue models. For example, banner ads require millions of monthly visitors to make good money, while software subscription models, like Rank Ace, can grow the revenue quickly.
What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview?
Discover the power of Rank Ace at http://RankAce.com.