Hot Startup Companies featured at startupbusiness.com and #BrandThunder gets some love.
Funding: Angel Investors
Sector: IT / Web Services
What they Say: Firefox,
Uptake: It took BrandThunder 18 months to reach the 500,000 download mark, nine months to hit the one million download mark and four and a half months to exceed two million downloads. Brand Thunder's client list consists of top-tier brands including Bing, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, IMG College, Major League Soccer, NASCAR,
Our Take: "My desktop is so much nicer than your desktop."
Computing today is a visual experience. Brand Thunder creates extreme makeovers for one’s browser, while creating compelling new inventory for advertisers. It makes money by extending an advertiser’s brand from their website or traditional ad banner, to the user’s desktop, regardless of what the user is doing or what sites he or she visits. A business model that provides companies with the opportunity to have a persistent connection to their customers is a winning business model.