Every once and a while we give a creative startup the possibility to introduce themselfs on our website. Today UK startup company ‘Thrive Software’ will tell us something about their application ‘Solo’.
What is Solo? - Solo is the first application from this company. Built on the ideal of combining great functionality with beautiful design, the app is an all-in-one project management tool for freelancers and focuses on maximizing time and utilizing business data. This helps freelancers to make informed business decisions. Solo does all of this without being too intrusive. It’s easy to use and cost effective. For more information about Thrive and ‘Solo’, visit their Website, their Twitter or their Facebook page.
Who made it? - Solo was created in August 2008 by Jerome Iveson, a Graphic/Web Designer from Newcastle Upon Tyne in England. There is a small tech scene in Newcastle, providing good access to local funding for small businesses. The company is funded by http://www.northstarventures.co.uk/ through the Proof of Concept Fund, who have been very supportive in helping to grow the business. Thrive has always had a very small team, at the moment there’s Jerome, our new developer Mario and our new Marketing Executive Craig.
Craig (Left), Jerome (Right)
How it started? - They felt that a lot of online tools lack style and individuality. Thrive started by looking to create a project management app that would stand out from the crowd. Their vision is to build functional, beautifully designed web and mobile applications. With Solo they aim to show business data in an easy to digest, visual form, that is free from clutter and unwanted visual distractions. They want Solo to be the best looking and best functioning app there is.
And ofcourse some visuals, the screenshots…