For the second interview with Finnish startups via Twitter I chatted with Kai Lemmetty from Floobs. Earlier I interviewed Ramine Darahiba from MySites using the same rules: one tweet per question, one tweet per answer.
Read the discussion below for Kai’s comments on the future of their service (they are coming out of beta after the summer), making money with their service and the state of the Finnish startup scene. Enjoy.
What sets you apart from your (bigger) competitors?
without going to technical details: 1. our focus on sports and music 2. focus on Europe 3. product
How is your product different? or is that where the tech comes into the picture? Any difference from the user POW?
tech innovations enables us to keep the streaming cost low but we also make it easier to manage brand related content online
So, what’s new with Floobs?
we are just launching new widgets for music and sports. Currently we have beta users mainly from Spain and Finland.
Besides widgets, what are your plans for the future? When are you planning to drop the beta?
We will drop the beta after the summer. Before that we will launch widget store and start sales operations in Italy.
Tell me more abour the widget store – is that your way to generating cashflow?
yes. the widget store will serve all the widgets and it will be the primary place to manage the ads+subscriptions.
Why should we all start using Floobs right now?
in music it is the best tool for managing video on social platforms. In sports it is the best live web-tv solution out there!
How do you see the Finnish startup Scene at the moment?
times are difficult.Some started doing consulting and other things on the side.Nice to see new startups born.
What’s the most interesting new startup in Finland?
I think orxter is very interesting. I like their idea and business model.