Backboard Announces Holiday Gift: Free Premium Accounts For Freelancers And Independent Consultants Hit Hard By The Recession

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Increo Solutions is excited to announce a holiday giveaway of its feedback tool, Backboard (

Increo Solutions is excited to announce a holiday giveaway of its feedback tool, Backboard (

Recognizing that independent consultants and freelancers are some of the hardest hit by the current recession, the company is granting free premium, security-enabled accounts for 2009 to independent consultants and freelancers who sign up for the offer by December 31, 2008. This subscription is normally priced at $108 for the year.

Backboard is a utility that makes it easy to collect feedback from co-workers and clients. It works with all common file formats, displaying documents in the reviewer's browser, facilitating a quick collaborative feedback cycle. Backboard is especially suited to the needs of independent consultants and freelancers that need to quickly circulate drafts and final documents to clients for feedback and approval. Backboard saves time and reduces the likelihood of expensive mistakes.

The company issues the following open letter to independent consultants and freelancers worldwide: You're independent, making a living working for yourself. At Backboard, we admire your initiative. We understand what it's like to make a career for yourself.

Times are tough, and we want you to be able to work smarter, not harder, to get things done. As a holiday gift, we're offering free Individual accounts for a year (a $108 value) absolutely free to folks that work for themselves. These accounts are business-approved, security-enabled accounts suitable for sharing your work with clients and circling back and forth on drafts and final products.

Sign up for your free Individual account at before December 31, 2008.

This announcement accompanies the release of an enhanced version of Backboard, optimized for a higher quality feedback experience. Reviewers now collaborate in real time with live feedback streaming. Behind the scenes, Backboard tracks recent activity and enables users to organize Backboards by project.

"Increo aims to push the envelope in the way we support freelancers and independent consultants. I can think of no better way to achieve these objectives than offering complementary, no-obligation, secure accounts exclusively to freelancers" said Increo CEO Kimber Lockhart.
Increo is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a top-tier venture capital firm with investments worldwide. Backboard is the first in a series of tools designed by Increo to simplify the innovation process.

About Increo Solutions:
Increo Solutions ( is creating the next generation of tools to help companies address the most important and difficult aspect of business communication: innovation. The company's software supports teams throughout the innovation process, from brainstorming to conception. Increo's first application, Backboard (, makes it easy to collect feedback on documents from co-workers, clients, and friends. Founded in January 2007 by three Stanford University students, Increo is a privately held company located in Mountain View, CA.

About Draper Fisher Jurvetson:
Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a leading venture capital firm with a global presence through a network of affiliated funds, with offices in more than 30 cities around the world and approximately $6 Billion in capital commitments. DFJ's mission is to identify, serve and provide capital for extraordinary entrepreneurs anywhere who are determined to change the world. Over the past twenty years, DFJ has been proud to back over 500 companies across many sectors including such industry changing catalysts as Hotmail (acquired by MSFT), Baidu (BIDU), Skype (acquired by EBAY), EnerNOC (ENOC), athenahealth (ATHN), Focus Media (FMCN), Mobile 365 (acquired by Sybase), xFire (acquired by Viacom), United Online (UNTD), Overture (acquired by YHOO), Interwoven (IWOV), Four11 (acquired by YHOO), Massive (acquired by MSFT), Parametric (PMTC) and Mozy (acquired by EMC).

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