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Smartphone App Resourceful for Financial-Goers

What is the name of your business and URL of your APP?

Smartphone App Resourceful for Financial-GoersThe name of the business is named Sentigo. The app’s URL is www.wallstscanner.com.

A brief synopsis of the smart phone app?

Wall St Scanner is a revolutionary tool that simplifies the lives of stock market followers simply by analyzing the dimensions that affect stocks and forecasting the next day stock behavior.

Wall St. Scanner uses sophisticated text analysis and proprietary algorithms to aggregate and capture the online sentiment of publicly traded companies and market data. Its unique method combines information gleaned from both traditional news media and corporate websites and opinions expressed on social networking sites, chat rooms and blogs. The application enables users to make wise investment decisions by providing a one-stop source for all of the information affecting the stock market.

A short bio about the company:

Based in Israel, Sentigo boasts a world-class team of experts in the fields of finance, computer science, digital media, marketing and algorithmic modeling. The company developed an innovative method for analyzing the stock market and help consumers make smart and more accurate trades. By combining structured financial market data with unstructured market conversation parsing, Sentigo is able to detect significant news and investor attitude affecting the stock market.

Android, iphone, blackberry, or windows?

As of now, Wall St. Scanner is available only on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The company will also be making the App available on the web as well as Android and Blackberry mobile platform.

Was your company started on a shoestring budget or funded?

Originally, the company started on a shoestring budget with money from the founders (Gadi Shvadron and Omri Braun) and their friends.

Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc. use your product?

This little app packs a big punch. By condensing all the important financial information into and easy to use tool and offering you alerts when anything changes in your portfolio, you have more free time to focus on the other things.

Is this a free app or how much is it?

Currently the app is being offered for free in the Apple App Store.

Do you have a blog that keeps users updated?

Yes, http://blog.sentigo.com/

Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn or?

Sentigo on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sentigo/147309401947521

Wall St. Scanner on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/wallstscanner

Youtube watch video URL for group of a video link from Youtube?

Wall St. Scanner on YouTube:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM0x8oimDqY

How long have you been in business?

Sentigo was founded in 2009.

Number of current users?

Since its launch back in May, there have been over 60,000 users who have downloaded Wall St. Scanner. It remains one of the top five apps in its category.

Estimated yearly growth?

We hope to have over one million users by the end of 2011 and will be expanding our go-to-market tactics to accelerate our user acquisition rate.

How do you see your company in the next 2-5 years (more products or services)?

As part of our vision is to deliver crowd-sourced market intelligence we will be building a full-fledged investor community that will drive this wisdom of crowds. We further plan to continue developing our unique content by delivering new data sets (such as covering additional international exchanges) and expanding to cover other financial instruments like FX and ETF(s).

How many employees do you currently have working with you and/or freelance contractors?

Sentigo currently employs 20 people globally.

Are you looking to hire more people or contractors? If so, what positions and skills are you looking for?

As our business is picking up rapidly, we will be looking to open a US office and hire additional business development and marketing talents. We are also exploring augmenting our development staff to expedite our technological road map to meet the market demand.

What other web based products would you recommend to entrepreneurs, business owners, or freelancers?

We are not sure how to answer this question without additional clarity on the context.

Any Patents Pending?

The company has one pending patent titled “PREDICTIONS BASED ON ANALYSIS OF ONLINE ELECTRONIC MESSAGES”.

 

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