I’m Tom Davies, the owner of Brainy Atom.
Brainy Atom was started back in 2008 by myself and a co-founder as the company behind our first website Teenormous. Teenormous.com is a search engine for t-shirts, featuring over 150,000 shirts from around the Internet. We bootstrapped Teenormous on nights and weekends while both of us had full-time jobs. We also launched a few additional niche shopping engines - none quite as popular as Teenormous though.
As of last year, I bought out my co-founder and started consulting to free up some time to try to make a go at being a full-time product business. I still have some work to do to be able to drop the consulting completely though - it still provides the majority of my income.
I’m now in the process of launching a new SaaS product to provide e-commerce search and auto-complete for online stores called Burst Search. I’m targeting later this year to run a private beta for Burst Search.
I’ll be happy to share the results of any successes / failures along the way with the community here. I was a fan of the BOS forums back in the day so I’m really happy you guys decided to put this together.