CloudLeaps offers a web and desktop app that reveal and improve collaboration by enabling teams to visualize the relationships between their files in real-time. After years of frustration with information management and collaboration tools in the construction industry, Reid raised $530k from construction companies to fund his Stanford PhD research. He developed a patent-pending technology that reduces inconsistent information across files by 80%. This reduced inconsistency translates directly to reduced rework and increased profits of potentially 20% for our first two customers. In the next six months, we’ll pilot CloudLeaps with the same ten companies that funded the research. In 2013, CloudLeaps will launch a public beta, enabling growth to the 2M U.S. professionals within the construction industry and the 50M U.S. knowledge workers across all verticals with non-standardized workflows and unstructured data.
What is CloudLeaps’ Biggest Triumph?
We have more demand for piloting CloudLeaps than we can support in this early stage of our company. We’re thrilled to be in the position where we can choose our early customers.
In our first couple months after launch, we’re better off just focusing on two awesome customers than working with all the other awesome customers that want to do pilot projects with us.
Value That FounderSoup Added for Company – How did you find your co-founder?
We found each other in January 2012 by pitching at an event (Cofounder Club) much like Foundersoup, so it’s definitely possible to meet awesome co-founders at FounderSoup. When you’re looking for a co-founder, you need to cast a wide, but paradoxically targeted net, and so, the talent that FounderSoup attracts definitely meets this criterion. Of course, the meeting was just the beginning; we worked part-time together for 4 months before we both quit our full-time jobs and started working full-time on CloudLeaps.
In September and October 2012, we’re launching at two companies with 50k+ employees.
Original FounderSoup in March 2012: