Techie.com Announces Second Round of Seed Funding
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South Bend, Ind. (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Techie.com, a destination site for disruptive technology and emerging trends, has gained the attention of the Internet world since launching last September as a portfolio company of World Accelerator. Armed with its initial round of seed capital, in four short months the fledgling Internet company has gained national attention, geared up with an impressive stable of writers producing high quality content daily, and most recently gained placement on one of the Internet's most exciting newsfeeds, Alltop.com.
The second seed round is expected to take Techie.com to self-sustainability and profitability by 2H13. Funds will allow for rapid expansion, addition of technical staff and a dedicated web server, and expansion of the existing stable of freelance and staff journalists.
Techie.com is led by founder and editor-in-chief, Dan Blacharski, long-time industry observer and co-author of "Cloud computing made easy" and other prominent technology-focused books. Blacharski said, "Our launch has been very successful, thanks to my experienced team, support from World Accelerator, and a value proposition that stands alone in the arena of web-based destination sites. The next round of seed funding will help put us on top of the marketplace and carry us to profitability by the end of the year." Blacharski said that potential investors are invited to contact him directly by phone or email.
Gary Millin, CEO of World Accelerator, has offered his group's support from the very beginning, when Techie.com joined the accelerator as one of its first participants last year. "Dan's own background in the world of Internet startups, and the excellent team he has put together, has given Techie.com a powerful start, and I'm confident of the group's early success," said Millin.
Techie.com, in addition to featuring high quality articles and reviews, plans on releasing other components throughout the year, including the "Techie Bookstore," and the "Techie Arcade"a place for game developers to show off their works in progress and new releases. Techie.com will also host several regional events, meetups and talks throughout the year, and will be showcasing tech-related fiction on the site as well.
The undertaking of a project development team from South Bend, Indiana, Techie.com aims to produce and present meaningful, enlightening, inspiring, engaging, and entertaining content appealing to a broad cross-section of technology enthusiasts. Led by Dan Blacharski an IT industry veteran, an entrepreneur, and an author on Cloud Computing Techie.com is one of the first participants in the new World Accelerator, a dynamic, domain-driven business accelerator that is a function of World Media Group. To learn more, visit http://techie.com/ or call 1-574-344-2056.
About World Accelerator
World Accelerator is the first ever Domain Accelerator and gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop a business based on prime Internet real estate. World Accelerator offers capital and mentorship like a typical accelerator. In addition, with ownership of 1,000 tier one domains, World Accelerator is in a unique position to go a step further, providing access to highly recognizable and brandable domains and an engaged audience. Over the last ten years, the cost and time needed to bring exciting and disruptive businesses to market has dramatically compressed. However, building credibility with customers, partners and your brand still takes time. World Accelerator changes this paradigm, turning it upside down, as companies can now start with a powerful existing brand on day one. Led by founder and CEO Gary Millin, World Accelerator has refined its platform based on experiences and success launching businesses on a dozen domains over the last few years in conjunction with teams all over the world. These companies have seen an average of 45% per annum revenue expansion and, today, generate over 20 million visitors a month. World Accelerator is based in New York and is a global platform with affiliated companies headquartered in seven countries on 3 continents and mentors all over the world. Learn more about World Accelerator at http://worldaccelerator.com/.
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