Just wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I’ve been listening to Bootstrapped.fm since the first episode. In fact I think i’m mentioned in the 2nd episode after asking a couple of questions on twitter.
My company is Betacities (www.betacities.com) an IoT (Internet of Things) technology company, our main product is a SaaS app called Linktagger (www.linktagger.com). Linktagger is a dynamic link generator that allows users to create dynamic QR Codes, NFC chips and iBeacons.
I have another app that is trailing this summer in the UK called HelloCity! an Urban way finding and retail rewards app that I founded with a friend, it uses the Linktagger for QR and NFC way finding and reward validation.
My background is in telecoms, I founded my first start-up in 2008, an ISP called RiPWiRE, I bootstrapped it from broke to over £1.5 Million in revenue, then sold it in Feb 2012 after a very stressful couple of years!
I went in to consulting for a while, helping growing companies find their feet, and assisted some VC’s that wanted new concepts technically verified, have to say it was very hard work and not something I would pursue. I’ve been building Linktagger for the last 18 months and have to say I’m very far away from my comfort zone, but hoping to get some traction soon!
I also own a cosmetics company that I started last year. I’ve always wanted to work with physical products and used this as an easy introduction to it. With what I learned here I’ve been able to start work on our own iBeacon’s for Linktagger which has been a great experience.
Well that’s about it I think. Look forward to participating in the forums.