IPitch Interviews Archive
By Gareth Rose on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
This interview is with Chris Shipley, CEO of Guidewire Group. Chris has been analysing and advising startups and early stage tech businesses for nearly 25 years. Based in the San Fransciso Bay Area, she’s now CEO of Guidewire Group, which developed the G/Score and now helps accelerate tech startups.
Founded in 2005, Guidewire Group provides startups, their supporters, and those who do business with them with the tools, data, networks and programs they need to discover, monitor, benchmark, compare, and promote early-stage companies.
The interview begins with Chris Shipley describing investors’ desires to invest in numerous companies at a time. She later provides key tips to early stage founders looking for a new entrepreneurial venture.
By Gareth Rose on Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Mobeseek focuses on creating long-term ROI-driven marketing outcomes for top-500 companies and government agencies by building, maintaining, and advertising permanent mobile websites for their brands. With the explosive uptake of 3G mobiles and therefore consumers searching the internet on mobile platforms, many top brands have been left relying on their traditional websites, providing their mobile users with an unoptimised and often poor experience. Mobeseek solves their problem by working with the top brands to develop and implement mobile strategies, ones that provide clear marketing ROI to the brands and allow users a greater, optimized experience in relation to their mobile technology.
In the interview we discuss how how James got started with Mobeseek, gaining early big name clients and selling strategy, growing the business, the difficulties of being a sole-founder and more.