Friday Lightning Pitches: myphoner, inome, Achieve Lending, Noizio, Roadmunk
PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: myphoner is tailored to freelancers and small teams doing B2B cold calling.
Many small sales teams use either Excel spreadsheets or some big CRM system like Salesforce to manage their leads when cold calling. These both have their pros and cons. Spreadsheets are cheap, but they are also inefficient, error prone, and they can’t be split dynamically between your team members; while CRM systems often suffer from an overkill of features, are too expensive, and require too much training when the task at hand is ‘just’ cold calling.
myphoner sits in between these, and provides a superior workflow more suited to cold calling, while leaving more advanced functionality to your existing systems through its ability to integrate with over 300 apps, including most CRM providers.
myphoner focuses on solving one problem only. That enables us to maintain an effortless and short learning curve to new users, while enabling experienced users to configure and tweak the experience to suit their needs. It also enables our customers to get the job done without hassle and at the right cost.
FOUNDER: Jeppe Liisberg, IT engineer and entrepreneur. Worked with web apps as a freelancer and through startups for more than ten years.
YEAR FOUNDED: 2013
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PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: How old are you customers? Where do they live? Do they have children? How much do they earn?
You’re one click away from finding out.
inome insights is a simple, secure, cloud-based service that allows you to segment your customers by age, gender, income, marital status, home value, and more. Powered by an industry-leading database of 240 million people developed over the last ten years, inome insights brings your customers to life.
inome insights seamlessly connects with your email provider, such as MailChimp or AWeber. No complicated integrations, no need for the IT department to do anything. Just sign up and go!
No other company combines the resources of a vast database of 240 million people, a team of data scientists, and the ease of a secure, cloud-based, self-service application to supercharge marketing efforts.
Simple. Precise. Secure. Free.
HEADQUARTERS: Bellevue, Washington
YEAR FOUNDED: 2012
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COMPANY: Achieve Lending
PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: AchieveLending.com is a user-friendly portal that allows you to search, find and compare multiple student loan offers all in one place. By helping students discern between competitive interest rates, Achieve Lending helps users save money and borrow on their terms, while helping them find an education loan that best fits their needs.
It’s unlike any tool currently out there.
Achieve Lending is on a mission to empower consumers and truly evolve the broken education financing market, while helping lenders more efficiently attract, sell to, and service their customers.
With Achieve Lending, everyone wins.
HEADQUARTERS: New York City
Allen Kors is the founder and CEO. He has six years experience in advising, consulting and investing in technology and tech-enabled companies in financial services and healthcare. Formerly managing director at STAR Angel Network, private equity at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co; graduate of Cornell University.
Geno Prussakov is managing the affiliate marketing program and distribution channel. Geno is a renowned thought leader in affiliate marketing, and currently chair and founder of the Affiliate Management Days conference, published author of several books, international speaker, and expert consultant on affiliate marketing.
Differential, a startup accelerator focused on validating, launching, and scaling startups with sound revenue models, incubated the business from inception, and Colin Flynn is the technology lead.
YEAR FOUNDED: 2014
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PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Feeling that the noise of the big city is too much for you to bear? Just turn on the sound and allow yourself to become engulfed in the tranquil sounds of nature. Whether you wish to feel as if you’re sitting near a fireplace under a cozy blanket, or that you’re meditating on a desolate sea shore as gusts of wind ruffle your hair, Noizio will be there to set the mood. With this ambient sound equalizer, not only will you be able to relax, but you will also increase your productivity as you’re trying to concentrate on your work!
Noizio is an app that will drown out the noise of the street and allow you to concentrate on the work at hand, increasing your productivity. On the other hand, it can also set the mood for a romantic evening or lull you to sleep, ensuring that you will dream soundly all night long. An ambient sound equalizer app for creating a mixture of ambient sounds available for Mac OS X.
Design! Simplicity! We love our product!
HEADQUARTERS: Sevastopol, Ukraine
FOUNDERS: We are a young and ambitious team of two people—the designer (Kir Kovalski) and programmer (Artem Peshkov) from Ukraine, at this time together engaged in marketing and development strategy of our product. We work with our users through the available media channels. We are also staff members of Pinxter Inc. and hold the positions of lead designer and lead iOS developer, respectively.
YEAR FOUNDED: 2014
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Roadmunk enables product managers and executives to create, manage and share product roadmaps with their stakeholders. Traditionally, users have created roadmaps by performing endless gymnastics between Excel and PowerPoint. Our malleable software offers simple drag-and-drop tools, customizable layout options and an export engine that fits your roadmap (via PNG) directly into PowerPoint or Keynote. You can also share your roadmap using a secure URL or as an HTML file.
We differentiated by creating a comprehensive export engine (fit to PowerPoint, URL, HTML, PDF), simple on-boarding in less than a few minutes and enabling organizations to store their roadmaps locally WHILE still using our cloud-based software.
HEADQUARTERS: Toronto, Canada
Latif Nanji. Co-founder at Pokerspace and Roadmunk. Product manager at Miovision. Deep knowledge of product design and development, sales and ops. Current rock climber, skier and improv actor. Former poker player.
Tomas Benda. Co-founder at Roadmunk. VP of engineering at Miovision and PostRank (now Google). All facets of development, scale and user experience.
YEAR FOUNDED: 2012