Clixtr.com has all the right ingredients for startup success. In case you need a refresher here they are: 1) The founder is on leave from MIT. 2) They’ve focused their product suite on solving very simple but annoying limitations on the device with a mass-market appeal*. 3) They managed to wrangle cash out of the big DFJ (Draper Fisher Jurvetson). 4) Fergus Hurley.
This session with Fergus is great. He’s one of those classic bay-area entrepreneurs who has energy, smarts, ideas and the means to attract the right people to help pull it all together.
* Their latest product, PicBounce, is in the top 25 free apps now on AppStore…clearly addressing a massive need in the market!
About Fergus Hurley
Fergus Hurley, CEO of Clixtr, is an Irish entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He graduated from University College Cork in Electrical Engineering in 2006. He completed his Master’s thesis in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2008. He attended the Stanford Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business during the summer of 2008. Following the course at Stanford he started a mobile web company called Clixtr, Inc.
Clixtr, Inc. has built at it’s core is a real-time, location-aware, mobile photo sharing platform. It’s first product, Clixtr iPhone App allows people to collaboratively share photos at events and tune into events (Clixtr.com) happening nearby and around the world.
Clixtr secured seed funding from DFJ and Silicon Valley angel investors. Clixtr released the first version of its iPhone application in September 2009 as a TechCrunch50 finalist. Clixtr was one of the top 50 companies selected by TechCrunch, out of over 1,000 applicants, to launch on stage at TechCrunch50. Clixtr won the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile App Sowdown 2010 in Las Vegas.
Clixtr, Inc. recently launched PicBounce which is the fastest and easiest way to upload photos from an iPhone onto Facebook and Twitter.
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