Fluders, I wanted to personally thank every single one of you for downloading and using FLUD, for sending us your thoughts and opinions, and for your continued support. We know that the news space is now a crowded one and you have plenty of apps to choose from, yet you continue to use FLUD. You rock!
For the past couple of months we have been moving a bit slowly on development of our iPhone update, as well as our Android and desktop application builds. Why, you ask? Because our efforts have gone into finding the right investment partner for our company. As you can imagine, much like dating, finding a good fit with the right partners is a long process and one that cannot be taken lightly.
The great news is that we have found, what we believe to be a perfect mix and match of an A-List of VCs, Angels and Advisors whom have invested $1 Million into our seed round. Among this group are, Dan Gilbert (the billionaire owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers/Founder of Quicken Loans), Josh Linkner (founder of ePrize and serial entrepreneur), Ludlow Ventures (investors of an amazing group of young startups), and Scott Belsky (founder of Behance, and an all-round creative thought leader). We picked this team of individuals because they aren’t simply investors but also proven entrepreneurs, fighters and winners.
Read about our funding on TechCrunch, Forbes, Dow Jones, and Mashable.
So, what are we going to do with $1 Million? First and most importantly, we will be hiring. Job postings will be going up on our site soon; keep an eye on it if you are interested in applying. Next, we’re going to make FLUD completely device and platform agnostic. You will get to use FLUD on iPhones, iPads, iPods, desktops, Android phones and tablets, Windows Phone 7… and if we feel adventurous, we’ll even activate it on the Playbook. Why not.
Furthermore, we are going to establish our headquarters in beautiful and sunny San Diego. We’re going to need a killer space to work out of, and we believe we’ve found one. Check out some of the photos below, this is going to be a heck of a place to get stuff done!
Now I want to talk a bit about our iPhone update and some of the other platforms we’ve already started working on. We know its been a few months since our iPhone app received an update, sorry about that. We’ve already submitted the app to Apple and the ball is now in their court to approve it. The newer app is a lot more stable, has all the awesome sharing options you guys wanted and has a really cool source-feature system that will constantly get updated. We are pretty excited about it. As for Android and Desktop apps, we will be opening up for beta invites soon, so keep an eye out for that.
Finally, we will soon be hosting a lot of community-oriented events; I want to meet people and I want to hear your story. Maybe we can spark up some interesting conversations of whats been happening in the news too, it seems pretty fitting. Our goal is to get FLUD to engage communities all around the world and for those communities to engage us and other Fluders. We’re going to take baby steps though, so look out for events in San Diego, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York.
Lets all keep in touch, we have so much great stuff in the pipe-line, you are going to want to know more about it. Follow us on twitter and Like us on Facebook. Time for me to get back to work.
All my best, love to all and keep on Fluding!