Company name: vFlyer Inc.
Company headquarters: San Francisco.
Number of offices: 2.
Web site: http://www.vflyer.com.
Contact information: Aaron Sperling, CEO and president, (415) 375-4087, firstname.lastname@example.org; Oliver Muoto, vice president of business development, (650) 226-3406, email@example.com.
Company description/overview: vFlyer provides marketing tools for real estate agents and brokers to promote for-sale properties. VFlyer automatically syndicates property listings to marketplaces such as Zillow, Trulia, Yahoo Real Estate, Cyberhomes, AOL, Frontdoor, and Backpage, among others. VFlyer also produces a Craigslist-compatible format that is used by thousands of real estate agents. The company also offers single-property Web sites and widgets, or online applications that can be embedded at Web sites.
Launch date: Beta launched in October 2006, with general availability in January 2007.
Current number of employees: 5.
Total funding to date: not available.
Sources of funding: self-funded.
Management team: Aaron Sperling, CEO and president; Oliver Muoto, vice president of business development.
Origins of the company: The founders met in 2001 when Aaron Sperling sold his firm, Application Park, to Epicentric, a company founded by Oliver Muoto.
Web visitor statistics (average unique visitors per month): 125,000.
Who are your customers?: Real estate agents, brokers, virtual assistants.
Revenue model: Monthly and annual subscriptions.
Profitable yet?: Expecting profitability by first-quarter 2009.
Geographic areas served: U.S.-focused.
Expansion plans and timeline: Continually expanding.
What is unique about your business model?: Whereas many Web 2.0 firms have advertising as a main source of revenue, vFlyer is focused on a subscription model.
What’s unique or interesting about your office?: The company shares an office suite with an eclectic group of startups.
Unique office traditions or rituals: Playing Nerf basketball for lunch
Employees’ favorite nearby restaurant: 360 Gourmet Burritos.
Craigslist HTML limits could doom flashy listings
VFlyer offers more options for service levels, pricing
Real estate on the go: from GPS to ZipForms
VFlyer launches wireless tools
Widgets hit the real estate wires
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Information provided by Aaron Sperling, vFlyer CEO and president, and compiled by Pooja Kumar, Inman News.
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