Nobody’s more surprised, nor thrilled to get to the battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt than we are.
We’ve been working on Foretuit for the better part of the past year and wondering what would be the right venue to come out of stealth mode. In the early days of a startup’s life, every decision can be a make or break. That said, Disrupt is a no-brainer.
We can’t think of a better forum and excited to have this opportunity. While we believe we’ve already ‘won’ just by having been selected out of 500+ applicants, we’re dead set on getting to the top five — and being picked the winner of the battlefield.
We are making an official announcement at Disrupt, but we’ll let TechCrunch take the honors. The timing couldn’t be more opportune as we seek to increase awareness for our fledgling company and attract financing to help expedite our product roadmap.
While we’re no 20-somethings with a new consumer app, we do believe the Enterprise is ripe for innovation and the current trends are in our favor. Our go-to-market model combines the best of both worlds.
We thank all the folks who have helped get us this far and look forward to making new friends as our journey continues — but special gratitude to Michael Arrington, Heather Harde and Erick Schonfeld for bringing us here.
And a special shout out to Marc Benioff and the Salesforce.com team. Marc is a true inspiration to everyone in the Cloud. His vision and enthusiasm is contagious. He advised us to pursue the concept and he and his team has been invaluable to us getting our product and our business to this stage.
Lastly, we’d be remiss not to recognize an influential group of VCs without whom we’re sure we never would have ventured down this path. When they realized we knew this space better than anyone, they advised us to chase our dreams. Their foresight and intuition helped get us off our collective duffs (no small feat). Thank you Peter, Patrick, Mark, Scott and Jon, just to name a few.
Good luck to all our well deserving competition — but watch your backs.