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Yeloworld Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to End International SmartPhone Roaming Rip-offs

1 Apr

By Robert Hoskins

Yeloworld is a startup launched in January 2013 with the objective to end the rip-off that mobile users endure from mobile network operators whenever they make international calls or are traveling abroad and roaming – and as a result do to calling what WhatsApp did to SMS.

Yeloworld #Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to End International SmartPhone Roaming Rip-offs

Yeloworld #Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to End International SmartPhone Roaming Rip-offs

The idea came from the belief that money should be spent in far more meaningful ways than paying a phone bill. The founders are three serial Tech entrepreneurs, who have been involved with mobile and Internet technologies for most of their careers and have extended experience in running startup companies, managing projects and leading large groups of people, so they decided to tackle the issue and came up with an efficient, low-cost and interesting way to make cheap calls worldwide.

In technical terms, Yeloworld is an OTT calling service using VoIP (Voice over Internet) to initiate the calls and terminating the calls directly on the carrier networks in over 200 countries.

In simpler terms, Yeloworld is an app for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android phones/tablets that allows users to make very cheap phone calls to any mobile or landline numbers, anywhere in the world, and save a lot of money on international calls.

Yeloworld allows users to call regular phone numbers. This means that the receiving party doesn’t need to own a smartphone, install any app whatsoever or even be online to receive the call, just a regular telephone. Yeloworld allows everyone to call anyone, anywhere, on their “normal” phone (cellphone or fixed landline), regardless of where they are and what type of phone they have.

The apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android are the first set of apps, but to take Yeloworld to the next level, the company now needs funding to rollout more apps to more platforms (BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and even Web Apps), add more features (SMS and more) and ultimately create new jobs.

Yeloworld has started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help them reach their potential to help millions of smartphone users around the world save billions of dollars on their phone bills and make a significant impact in the way people communicate in a modern, digitally borderless world.

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CapLinked Enables Crowdfunding Platforms to Close Business Transactions Faster, Exchange Files Securely and Manage More Deals

6 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

CapLinked announced the launch of its new suite of enterprise features to provide cloud-based Crowdfunding platforms with business transactions that are simple and secure. The tools include powerful new options for reporting, file management, and discussions, as well as first-of-its-kind functionality for managing deals on an iPad.

The company—whose investors and founding team include early employees from PayPal—continues to challenge the legacy virtual data room (VDR) services with its elegant product for coordinating on complex business deals such as asset sales, financing and mergers & acquisitions.

CapLinked’s gives Crowdfunding Platforms a Much-Needed Option to Virtual Data Rooms

CapLinked’s gives Crowdfunding Platforms a Much-Needed Option to Monitor Virtual Data Rooms

Separately, CapLinked also announced several new clients using their software, including: Crowdfunding Service Provider (CSP) AI Verified information, Thomson Reuters, Sun Capital Partners Private Equity Firm, NextView Ventures, and investment bank Equity Partners CRB.

CapLinked enables its clients to close business transactions faster, exchange files securely, and manage more deals at any given time. And the company’s new enterprise features promise to make it even easier to securely manage transactions:

  •  iPad Compatibility: Unlike virtual data rooms, CapLinked’s web application has been optimized for use on iOS tablets, making for a seamless experience on-the-go.
  • Enhanced Reports: Workspace administrators can view and download activity reports that establish a thorough audit trail.
  • Bulk Uploading: Transporting an entire folder structure with all of its files into a CapLinked workspace is now secure and frustration free.
  • Conversations: Parties can now reply to updates from workspace administrators directly on CapLinked, making communication secure and trackable.
  • Custom Branding: Clients can enjoy a fully branded experience with their logo and colors throughout CapLinked’s website and email notifications.
  • Investor Reporting: Fund managers and financial institutions can automate splitting PDF documents into individual reports for multiple investors.

“CapLinked’s rapid innovation gives companies and funds a much-needed option to virtual data rooms,” says CapLinked CEO Eric M. Jackson. Business intelligence analyst IBIS World estimates that VDR industry sales will grow by 16% this year to nearly $730 million.

The lion’s share of all revenue is captured by three large players: IntraLinks, Merrill Datasite, and RR Donnelly’s Venue. But a lack of competition has also lead to a lack of innovation, resulting in low customer satisfaction and frequent complaints of difficult-to-use products. Sticker shock is also a frequent problem for clients, who are surprised to learn that VDRs often charge by the page, an unheard of practice in an era where data storage is measured in gigabytes.

“Storing secure data in the cloud for a complex business transaction has nothing in common with getting photocopies at Kinko’s, but virtual data rooms are pricing it the same way,” says Jackson. “Their pricing and technology are hold-overs from the 1990s—it goes to show how they have been shielded from competition for too long. CapLinked is going to change that. Our powerful, intuitive tools make it easy for people across multiple organizations to collaborate on transactions and share sensitive information, and our pricing is completely transparent.”

CapLinked customers can create a workspace for deal management or investor reporting with the click of a button. Customizable templates help expedite the process of organizing files, and a clean, modern interface makes it intuitive to control permissions. And with its new enterprise features, CapLinked now has the most powerful suite of tools for managing transactions available on the market. Training to use CapLinked only takes around 20 to 30 minutes.

CapLinked’s cloud-based enterprise platform that makes business transactions simple and secure. CapLinked is used by companies for managing M&A transactions, raising capital, selling assets, updating investors, and conducting due diligence.

The company was founded in 2010 by Eric M. Jackson (PayPal’s first head of US marketing and author of the award-winning book The PayPal Wars) and Christopher Grey (former senior private equity executive and managing director at a subsidiary of Emigrant Bank).

Its investors include FF Angel, Hercules Growth Fund, Siemer Ventures, 500 Startups, and Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal. The Wall Street Journal called CapLinked “the go-to place for setting up and closing deals,” and Inc. named CapLinked to its list of “5 Back-Office Tech Innovations.”

Golf Coach Pro iPhone App Launches IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign to Improve Golf Swings

1 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

Athletic Improvement Company is launching its Golf Coach Pro Mobile App on the popular crowd-funding platform on Indiegogo.com. The app is a “golf coach in your pocket” and is priced at $4.99 for iPhone or iPad. The funding campaign runs Feb. 19- March 21, 2013. Investors “perks” include a free copy of the app, non-breakable golf tees, golf towels, and 24 PGA/LPGA swings.

Golf Coach Pro Mobile App Records, analyzes, and compares golf swings on iPhone and iPad

Golf Coach Pro Mobile App Records, analyzes, and compares golf swings on iPhone and iPad

Golf Coach Pro Mobile Golfers enables golfers to improve their swings, by recording, analyzing, and comparing their performance instantly during practice or by comparing themselves to pro players’ swings, which can be downloaded separately. It can be used anywhere, indoors or on the driving range. The app also features a built in range finder, which uses the built in optics of the iPhone.

Athletic Improvement Company CEO Ryan Ditthardt says, “The success of our first app, the iRake Baseball Swing Trainer, showed us the enormous demand for this type of mobile sports app. Any golfer knows you can spend your whole life perfecting your game- well we aim to help you do that faster! With the popularity of golf at an all time high, we’re confident our app will make a lot of people happy.”

Golf Coach Pro Mobile users can compare their own swings side by side with professional players giving them the ability to learn from the pros and develop a more consistent swing. Golfers of all ages and handicaps can use the app, and if you have an iPhone, you definitely need this app.

The Golf Coach Pro Mobile app is priced at $4.99 from the app store in the Sports section.

Golf Coach Pro Mobile Key Features:

  •     Range Finder
  •     Record New Swing
  •     Analyze a Swing
  •     Compare Swing
  •     Purchase Pro Swings
  •     Share Swings
  •     View Swing History
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