Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
TrustRadius, co-founded by Convio founder Vinay Bhagat, today announced the launch of the company. TrustRadius is a professional community designed to help enterprise technology users and decision makers discover, evaluate and share best practices through in-depth, user-generated reviews, discussions and social networking.
TrustRadius is currently in private beta, building a foundation of reviews and a core community of members dedicated to sharing insights and perspectives on software regularly used in the enterprise today. The company plans to launch a public beta in early Q2.
“Peer reviews and forums have profoundly impacted how we all as consumers make purchase decisions,” said Bhagat, CEO of TrustRadius. “Yet no one has applied the same concepts to business decision making in a high quality, authenticated way. Every year, nearly $3.8 trillion is spent on enterprise technology and services, yet critical decisions continue to be made with insufficient or biased data. We believe that the best insights come from actual users of technology. We are creating a community for them to share those insights in a safe and structured fashion.”
TrustRadius is focused on five key areas to drive value for both creators and consumers of insights:
“TrustRadius is providing a fresh perspective on critical IT investment decisions missing from the industry today,” said Cynthia Gumbert, global marketing director, CRM and Demand Center, Dell. “I can finally visit a single site to read about the real world experiences, ‘gotchas’ and suggestions from a group of peers and colleagues solving the same challenges I face frequently. Also, it's great to be able to voice my own opinions – within a community of peers.”
Bhagat conceived the idea for TrustRadius based on his experience as an executive seeking authentic and comprehensive feedback on technologies that Convio sought to implement. Convio was the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service solutions to the nonprofit sector and was acquired in 2012 for $325M after going public in 2010.
TrustRadius is a community designed to help professionals make better enterprise technology decisions through in-depth, user-generated product reviews, discussions and networking. TrustRadius was founded by Vinay Bhagat and Dave Hart. Bhagat was the founding CEO and later chief strategy officer and Dave Hart the vice president of engineering and later CTO for Convio, the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service solutions to the nonprofit sector. To learn more, visit http://www.trustradius.com.