Regular readers of this blog (you can subscribe here) know that I have been feverishly working on my own startup, Workstreamer, for about the last 12 months. I am excited to announce that we have taken seed investment from one of the leading venture capital firms, Austin Ventures. My business partner Ben and I feel very fortunate to have secured funding from such a great firm and despite the tough economic/fundraising conditions. We think it’s a real testament to our vision, current product — and most importantly — the team we’ve put together. Workstreamer is the first early stage deal Austin Ventures has done with a New York based startup.
For those who have been following Workstreamer’s progress, we have spent the past many months in semi-stealth, speaking to potential customers, researching and soliciting tons of feedback on a prototype, that while admittedly ugly, has provided us with critical insights and data on functionality and usability. Our mantra has truly been: Release early, release often (but among the right users). I look forward to documenting our progress on this blog and I will continue to lay out our hypothesis and vision for how the world of work is changing.
If you are interested learning more about Workstreamer (and the concept of Workstreaming) please visit our re-designed splash page: www.Workstreamer.com and/or read through the following posts:
The Phrase Enterprise 2.0 is a Problem
It Should be Called Enterprising 2.0
On Flow Apps (Notes for Workstreamer’s Presentation at Defrag)
The Cat Is Out of the Bag: Thinking Workstreamer 24/7