World Accelerator provides its startups with seed capital, guidance and counsel from a stable of experts, and access to a high profile, high-value domain name, so that the startup has a recognizable brand from day one. In four short months techie.com 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 company opted to not go the high-end venture capital route. Dan Blacharski, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of techie.com, said that he is taking a cue from on of the people he looks up to in the tech industry, Guy Kawasaki. Kawasaki, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and early Apple evangelist, believes that an Internet startup no longer needs ten million dollars to get off the ground. Blacharski, who started his career in Silicon Valley during the Dot Com Boom of the 90s, agrees with Kawasaki’s assessment and is utilizing the new tools available as well as his global positioning to make this belief a reality.
“Access to cloud resources, a wealth of talent here in the industrial Midwest, and affordable real estate shared with our sister company, Ugly Dog Media, means we can achieve profitability with only a small investment,”
Blacharski is inviting Investors to provide all or part of the additional $50,000 required to take techie.com to the next level, in the form of either debt or equity funding. The site has focused on developing engaging written content thus far. In the next phase, the company wants to develop physically engaging content and e-commerce resources, according to Blacharski.
“We recently added the techie bookstore, where techies can find a broad range of tech related books for purchase. Among other things, we are also working on a platform for new sci-fi and techno writers, and we have plans for a virtual arcade, which is going to be really cool,” Blacharski said. “We are looking for equity investors wishing to invest between $1,000 and $50,000 for aggressive growth potential. We have so many exciting designs and capabilities that we want to bring to techie that we need a dedicated group to help make it a reality.”
Blacharski estimates that within the first 12 months, techie.com will be generating, on an annualized basis, $1 million per year; and within five years will be a $5 to $10 million a year business. Investors will be a part of a small group who will take the company to this next level.
“Active investors are welcome,” Blacharski said with a smile. “Opinions, feedback, and counsel are always valued. This is our break out year, and we can’t do it in a vacuum. We welcome as many motivated investors as possible, and look forward to sharing success in techie.com.”
Interested parties can find out more, or invest directly via techie.com’s page on Angel List, or by calling their office at 574-344-2056.
Focusing on emerging trends and disruptive technologies, techie.com is the undertaking of a project development team based in South Bend, Indiana. Techie.com aims to produce and present engaging content that appeals 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/