Belfast Based Planzai Secures Silicon Valley Investment
Planzai, the Belfast, UK based developer of web and mobile software applications, has agreed a seed investment with David Kirk, the San Francisco based executive, entrepreneur and investor.
- (1888PressRelease) June 06, 2011 - Planzai - the pioneering Belfast based web and mobile software development company, has secured seed investment from David Kirk, formerly Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and Vice President of AOL's Corporate and Business Information Systems' Division.
"I've been working with Planzai since early 2010", said David, "since then I've experienced the product mature and the team develop. There is a definite opportunity for Planzai to expand and to become a truly global brand. I look forward to working ever-more closely with Rich and the Planzai team in realising the product's full, worldwide potential."
Planzai is an innovative, multi-platform, app, which assists consumers and businesses to complete projects and tasks they are unfamiliar with. It successfully integrates expert knowledge and guidance, into an easy to use web and mobile app.
David Kirk joins Planzai as a Non Executive Director and brings to the company a wealth of experience. Formerly, Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and Vice President Corporate and Business Information Systems with AOL, David is a passionate investor and a web professional.
Rich Dale, CEO Planzai says "I am delighted to welcome David to the Planzai team. Developed in Belfast, Planzai helps consumers and businesses to do things they have never done before, by presenting expertly written, project management templates as a simple and easy to use web and mobile app.
"Each template is written by an experienced professional and provides a breakdown of individual tasks required to complete a specific project. Tasks are clearly defined and detailed in order of priority, with realistic timescales allowed for the completion of each activity. Planzai is easy to use and plans can even be shared on popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter."
One of the most difficult challenges facing the Planzai team has been to decide which markets to initially focus upon.
"There are potentially unlimited opportunities to help consumers and businesses to successfully resolve complex life problems and business challenges. Having completed research into problem areas, we are now focusing upon the parenting and enterprise sectors. In the media sector we have already formed a partnership with the Family Media Group, publishers of Northern Ireland's largest ABC distributed family magazine Ni4kids and website Ni4kids.com." explains Rich.
Gary Hamilton, Family Media Group Managing Director, says "Planzai provides an excellent opportunity for brands to engage with customers in a more meaningful and valuable way. It provides expert help to consumers when they need it most, and because it has web and mobile aspects, it can prove to be a constant companion."
For more information on Planzai and how it is helping a growing number of consumers and businesses to complete projects and resolve complex problems, visit Planzai Online at www.planzai.com
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