Dusan Stojanovic, Venturepreneur and super-angel received the Business Angel of the Year award (handed by other Venturepreneur Johann Hansmann - president of the Austrian Angel Investor Association) during The Annual European Business Angel Network (EBAN) Congress 2013 which was celebrated in Vienna on 13th and 14th May. Both Venturepreneurs shared their thoughts on what they believed angel investing was all about. Dusan Stojanovic (25 investments, 3 recent exits), emphasised the exit as his main driving force. On the other hand, Johann Hansmann (21 investments since 2010) pointed out that to him being a succsesful business angel was more focused on “building up a cash flow-positive and sustainable company that is nice to work in”. "I invest in people, not the companies", he added.
CouchCommerce - a cloud based SaaS platform that received 6-figures seed funding from the Venturepreneurs at the begining of 2013, has just become available in France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Alexander Ringsdorff CEO of CouchCommerce expalins the recent expansion: "We initially launched CouchCommerce with a German and English site back in 2012. But due to the high demand from surrounding European countries we quickly decided to enable our platform for these additional regions and languages and now officially launched France, Italy, Spain and the UK".
CouchCommerce is a platform that converts online shops into web apps that are accessible like websites but behave like native apps. Natural gestures are supported, loading times shortened and the checkout optimized. With these improvements online shop merchants can immediately increase their sales via mobile traffic up to factor 10.
"Working with online shops across Europe we are seeing a traffic share of 30% and more via touch devices like Smartphones and Tablets. Merchants suffer from bad conversion rates because their shops were built for mouse and keyboards. With CouchCommerce they have a turnkey solution to handle this traffic and to increase sales within just 30 minutes after sign up!" completes Alexander.
The SaaS Platform currently supports Magento, Shopware and xt:commerce shop software. Within the next months Oxid e-sales, Presta Shop and Zencart will be added to this list. As a special launch promotion CouchCommerce is now offering a 30-day free trial on all plans for merchants joining.ara modificar.