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In a nutshell, Clairmail provides mobile banking middleware and professional services geared around SMS, mobile web, and native mobile apps.
The deal, rumored to be for $173 million, would represent a solid (if smaller-than-expected) return on the estimated $45M in venture + debt capital raised by the company since 2005 in four+ rounds from Norwest Venture Partners, Outlook Ventures, and others. (Note: Techcrunch’s Crunchbase database shows only $34.1M raised, but omits a C Round of capital and rumored debt financing).
Clairmail and Montise issued a press release that emphasized the synergies of the deal, possibly signaling the beginning of a wave of M&A in the mobile services space. Combined, the two companies service 15 of the top 50 US financial institutions.
What’s interesting about this deal … Read More »
Death by 1000 Cuts: How Mobile Devices are Killing Web Software Companies and Endangering Small Business – And What They Can Do To Avoid the Scalability Trap.
Victims of Their Own Success
Over the last decade, the vast majority of businesses have moved to web delivered software to power their organizations. Web software powers both internal processes like financial payments, controls and HR, and external customer interactions like e-commerce, promotions, customer care and support. As this trend evolved, the price point for these services declined as the quantity of powered businesses exploded. So far so good…
It’s hard to find a business today that isn’t in some significant way enabled by web-delivered software. This trend has only accelerated in the last five years, even as mobile devices running iOS, Android, etc., have redefined how customers interact with software and the Internet, and by extension, how they interact with these businesses online.
While everyone is focused on the success of the app store phenomena and the explosive growth of mobile, this new business reality represents a significant threat to web … Read More »
Mobile Apps as a Service Provider Hosted with Rackspace to Help SaaS Customers Deliver Native Mobile Apps from Their Cloud
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2012
Unwired Nation, the mobile-apps-as-a-service company, today announced it has joined the Rackspace Partner Program to help its SaaS customers deliver native mobile applications. Unwired Nation offers a great value-add to the thousands of SaaS companies who are today faced with the challenge of providing native mobile applications to the hundreds or thousands of customers that leverage their SaaS offering under each customer’s brand. Unwired Nation’s technology and services solve this multi-brand mobile app problem with a fast, repeatable, affordable process to move any web application to cross platform mobile apps, removing the complexities of the web-to-mobile-app transition for SaaS providers.
“Unwired Nation’s platform and services offer SaaS customers a path to mobile for their own customers that … Read More »
This is a very common question that I’m asked by a lot of my business-oriented friends and non-tech savvy clients. Without fail, every single time I gave my initial estimation before even locking down t he specs, I received that shocked expression because of the unexpected (high) quotation.
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