Learn how the founders of WiseStamp reached over 1 million installs this year, won the Mashable Open Web award and continue to build savvy and social user experiences.
Founder/Age: Josh Avnery(32), Orly Izhaki (30), Sasha Gimelshtein (31) and Tom Piamenta (31)
Location: Israel/San Francisco, CA
Start up Year: 2008
Start up Costs: Bootstrapping
How We Got Started: One day we received a beautiful and highly effective signature with social content. When we tried to reproduce it on our own we saw it was quite complicated and required a lot of technical knowledge. This is how WiseStamp was born and from there it developed into the WiseStamp email Apps platform.
Along with the growth [we are now hitting 1 M installs] and success [WiseStamp was voted best social media gadget at Mashable’s OWA] the product became better and more functional with a bigger focus on bringing dynamic content into emails as can be seen in the WiseStamp Apps platform.
Best Success Story: Our amazing community of WiseStampers is our biggest success. For example, when we received requests to expand to more languages – our community immediately helped and volunteered. The responses we get are a great driving force to continue the development of WiseStamp.
Biggest Startup Challenge: The biggest challenge is providing users the best experience and solutions to their unique needs.
#1 Tips for Newbies: Develop the best product you can for your customers. Be attentive to their ideas and motivate them to give you feedback. And everything you do – do with passion!
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