Not a great deal of Startups can boast of investments of nearly $1 million before launch – but that is what MySocialCloud managed to achieve by getting Sir Richard Branson and Investor Jerry Murdock on board.
Shortly before TechCrunch interviewed MySocialCloud’s founder and CEO Scott Ferreira, TheEmployable had made contact with Scott to ask about the concept behind MySocialCloud and what plans they had for the next twelve months. To sum up MySocialCloud, to me, it has two main benefits. It acts as a social application to keep and share all your social content from one place. Secondly, and for an airhead like me – possibly just as important, it remembers all your individual site passwords, so you don’t have to.
The password part seems key to me – there are other sites out there that do store all your social content in one place, but if MySocialCloud means saying goodbye to passwords, then they have me at hello…
Tell us about MySocialCloud, imagine you have one minute to tell us all about what you are doing…off you go!
MySocialCloud.com assists internet users in making their online life easier to manage though awesome content discovery, easy content curation, and autologin capabilities. These are the uses we intended for but at the end of the day we are a platform and as people are showing us already, our platform can be used for a multitude of things….
So, Scott, am I right in thinking MySocialCloud.com is a venture that you and your sister have developed?
Yes my sister and I got started with it and brought on Shiv Prakash as a co-founder as well because of his experience and work I had done with him previously.
I would have always imagined working with family, could be challenging, due to the nature of running a business. How has the venture worked out so far?
So far so good. We have our differences in opinion but things always work out for the better.
So far Sir Richard Branson and Jerry Murdock have invested. We are in the middle or raising a second round from some great groups!
At the moment, I appreciate you are at the early stages of launching the site – what are the plans for the next 12 months and how big do you think this platform could grow?
This platform will be huge! Over the next 12 months you can expect to see many changes and additions to our feature set. We have a lot of additions that will allow users to more easily share content, curate the content in a meaningful manner, and store key information that they need for browsing the internet. We are partnering with several small companies right now to help bring these tools to the professional world as well where the use applications are just as numerous as they are in the consumer world.
Whats the biggest lesson you have learned so far in starting your own business?
The biggest lesson I have learned so far is to be patient. This can be a really difficult thing since we are always being to to move fast and keep the quick pace going but it is important to keep calm and be patient from time to time.
We at TheEmployable wish Scott, Stacey, Shiv and all of the team (oh and Richard Branson), all the best for MySocialCloud. I for one don’t think this is a ‘pie in the sky’ idea – so I would look out for MySocialCloud to grow in the next 12 months…
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