The BizSpark startup of the day is IamINC, based in the US. Below you will find an interview with Michael V Peshkam, Founder and CEO of IamINC. 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:
Founder & CEO – business concept and strategy.
What did you do before creating your company?
Executive Vice President / COO & CIO at C&C Properties.
How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?
What is your company’s mission?
Level the playing field of achieving goals.
In 140 characters or less, tell us what your company does:
Helps users achieve goals using collective intelligence, collaborative mentoring, and smart decision tools tailored individually.
How did you get the idea for your company?
In October 2008 impacted by the financial crisis I did something I had never done before. I went to a desert island for solitude and reflection. I asked myself I am PhD in rocket science, former senior business and IT executive, academic, inventor and patent holder, traveled the world twice over how can I capitalize on the knowledge and quarter century of experience to come up with something that can make a difference. That is when IamINC was conceived.
Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?
We have been self as well as friends and family funded to date. We are looking for Round 1 funding from $3 to $6 million.
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
We have a team of 14 FT/PT individuals of which 3 FT and 2 PT developers are offshore. (No onshore developers.)
Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring for and where?
We will as soon as we are funded.
Which platform are you building on? Why?
.NET 4.0, ASP.NET MVC2, WCF, Entity Framework 4 and jQuery on client side – affordability, flexibility, and ubiquity.
Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/Internet area?
Building and capitalizing on wisdom of masses, global social collaboration across the boundaries, smart decision making tools, and integration of the two silos of business intelligence and individuals collective intelligence.
What do you think about the BizSpark Program?
It can play an important role in supporting and promoting a start-up.
Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?
Set clear goals, celebrate the milestones, stay absolutely focused, forge ahead with passion and fuel it with optimism, and never be governed by fear.
Who’s your role model?
What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview?
IamINC.Biz will change the way people go about achieving their goals in life.