We truly wanted to build something that passed the Grandma test, a product we were proud to leave behind that also wouldn’t impact the quality of our holiday gifts.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
Austin, Texas based tech startup Jumpshot came out of stealth mode this week, launching on the popular crowd funding site Kickstarter. The company is developing a fully automated solution for solving PC frustration in a simple and fun way for consumers. Jumpshot was founded by David Endler and Pedram Amini, two former security research managers in HP's TippingPoint division.
Jumpshot was designed for a variety of situations:
- You purchase a brand new Windows computer and want to get rid of the annoying pre-packaged junk software that came with it.
- Your Anti-Virus has failed to remove a virus and nothing seems to be able to get rid of it.
- Your PC performs sluggishly in comparison to friends and co-workers with similar computers.
- You want some insights on the health of your computer hardware and network connectivity.
- You're a savvy technogeek who gets called by friends and family with PC problems and need something simple to empower Grammie with.
The limitations of today's existing PC Frustration solutions are outlined in our (amusing) infographic:
Jumpshot sets itself apart in three major ways:
- With a strong focus on user experience, Jumpshot is effortless to use, has conversational feedback and includes a social game based on earning Karma.
- Much like a surgeon, Jumpshot sedates your PC before beginning our work. This allows the software to run without interference from viruses.
- Jumpshot is crowd driven and gets smarter every time someone uses it.
"We left our day jobs and created Jumpshot for a totally selfish reason." said co-founder David Endler, "We were exhausted being PC tech consultants to our family and friends. Don’t get us wrong, we love to help. But we knew there had to be a better more enjoyable way to assist them. We truly wanted to build something that passed the Grandma test, a product we were proud to leave behind that also wouldn’t impact the quality of our holiday gifts."
"We decided to launch Jumpshot on Kickstarter for a couple of reasons." said co-founder Pedram Amini. "We're a scrappy self-funded startup and we've gone pretty far on our own. Our dream is to leverage the momentum and cash from our backers to truly 'kick start' Jumpshot into a viable standalone product. The money will feed directly into USB manufacturing, advancing the Jumpshot engine and driving future improvements. We also appreciate the fact that crowd funding will transform Jumpshot into a better product by listening to the feedback of our early adopters".
Please visit Jumpshot's Kickstarter campaign for more information on the product and vision:
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