Sports are meant to bring fans together but the pandemic has made our love of sports more isolating with fans now forced to turn to technology platforms to share their passion. Flick, founded by the founders of Fanduel, is the mobile chat and engagement platform built exclusively for sports fans. AlleyWatch caught up with Cofounder, CEO, and repeat entrepreneur Nigel Eccles to learn how his experience cofounding FanDuel inspired him to build Flick, the company’s experience raising virtually during the pandemic, and recent funding round from investors that include AlleyCorp, Bullpen Capital, Everblue Management, Amity Ventures, and Courtside Ventures
In the wake of the pandemic small neighborhood coffee shops, bakeries, and cafes had to scramble to adopt mobile ordering and needed to place an emphasis on managing their supply chain to ensure survival. Odeko is the simple-to-use technology platform that allowed them to do both and quickly. CEO Dane Atkinson shares some insight on the company, its mission-driven purpose enabling neighborhood businesses to compete with the larger chains, and recent round of funding from investors that include GGV Capital, First Round, Primary Venture Partners, Box Group, Addition Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and Y Combinator.
Playbook is a mobile marketplace enabling top fitness instructors to turn their iPhone content into a subscription income. Instructors can create content (workouts, programs, challenges, nutrition, etc) on their terms. Consumers get access to a world of instructors for a single cost. CEO Jeff Krahel shares more about empowering fitness instructors to build their businesses without depending on studios.
CEO and Cofounder Ben Labra discusses the evolution of Gesture, the on-demand app to send the perfect, thoughtful gift for any occasion.
Teckst, the enterprise omnichannel real-time messaging platform, has been acquired by SF-based LiveVox. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “LiveVox’s focus on making omnichannel engagement easy for businesses aligns with Teckst’s mission to simplify contextual human-to-human messaging between brands and their customers. Joining Teckst’s mobile messaging functionality with LiveVox’s holistic omnichannel ecosystem will provide […]
In order to be successful in brand marketing, every customer interaction must count and brands now see the best rate of return when engaging consumers through personalized, mobile messages. Attentive is the two-way, messaging platform that is expertly designed to help brands optimize mobile messaging. Attentive uses real-time behavioral data so brands can send the […]
How many times do you hear the statement (or excuse), “my phone died” uttered every day? Our guess, it’s a lot. To address this, Hoplite Power has built a network of kiosks that offer universal rechargeable battery packs that you can take from place to place to ensure you have power on-the-go. The kiosks are perfect […]
Losing touch with the outside world during calamitous events like natural disasters is still a serious concern even in this age of what seems to be constant connectivity. goTenna addresses this problem with its decentralized communication infrastructure network that is virtually indestructible and designed for the times where communication may most be needed. Founded in 2012, […]
Mobile commerce transactions will exceed $2.3T in 2019 with growth forecasted to continue well into 2025. One of the biggest challenges with transactions on mobile has been the user experience – it’s just difficult for consumers to click on ads that were likely designed for desktop and complete transactions on their phones. Square peg; round […]
TodayTix has become synonymous with Broadway and for good reason. This six-year-old NYC startup is responsible for selling 8% of all Broadway tickets. The design and data-centric platform is being used to discover and purchase discounted tickets for the hottest shows in major cities that include London, Los Angeles, and Sydney. Already used by 5 […]
Over 4.2 billion people send mobile messages and most of these mobile messages are sent with the traditional black text and grey bubble. While this generic layout may be fine when chatting with friends, it isn’t effective for brands who need to communicate with consumers via mobile message thus OpenMessage created the first Mobile Message […]