Nashville-based CrowdPC Inc. announced today it has secured a seed capital funding round of $180,000 and is beginning final development of its new small business computing platform, with a planned global market launch in the second quarter of 2012.
CrowdPC will use the angel capital investment to build demonstration systems of its computing platform, and plans to show these systems to early customers and channel partners in December, according to CEO Jack Campbell.
"We have a milestone-based plan, which is to build 200 working CrowdPC computer sytems and to take them to potential customers and software developers and get some early commitments," Campbell said, "We will be at that point by January."
Campbell declined to disclose the names of the angel investors.
"As seasoned computer industry professionals, we've been focused deeply on applying state of the art technology to solving the difficult problems now faced by small businesses of all types," Campbell said in a release. "Working with our own capital, over the past six years we have conceived and prepared what we believe will be the most significant new technology platform to be brought to market this decade. To have a group of respected Nashville area business investors share our vision and financially back our final step to market has excited our entire team."
The company added that its CrowdPC wireless computing system is now on track for general market launch in Q2 2013. Applications for the new platform range from corner stores to large enterprise use cases, such as health care, insurance, education and many others.
CrowdPC is a patent-pending wireless application server that is placed in a business location and runs cloud computing style software on premises. Any device with a web browser — such as an iPhone, iPad, notebook or desktop computer — can access and use the apps using a secure WiFi wireless connection. It provides all of the software and services, point of sale, and payment processing, as well as an enterprise-class wireless network, that businesses need for operations.