WunderWorks Raises Seed Round Funding
WunderWorks has raised substantial seed round funding from two Dutch investment funds; Flevoland Technofund and REOF Fund.
The company was founded in 2005 in the Netherlands by Mels Nieuwenhoven, who envisioned the growing need for online and off-line interactive electronic collaboration solutions. He was joined by co-investor ?rp?d Gerecsey in early 2006, to further the mission. Together with their R&D team they have now created the technology that will enable groups of people to work together in software applications and gaming, enhancing collaborative group interaction, in-person, and across the Internet.
WunderWorks has created an environment that will allow multiple users to connect multiple devices (ranging from keyboards and mice, to bluetooth devices, interactive whiteboards, IP connections, writing tablets, Wiimotes, etc.). It then allows these users to interact and cooperate in software applications. All applications are based on the platform-independent MUSL architecture (Multi-user, single location) which WunderWorks developed in close cooperation with the research institutes TNO, University of Utrecht and several technical Universities.
A first beta shipping example is WunderPoint, a Microsoft PowerPoint plug-in that will allow the presenter to make their presentation interactive, and receive live feedback from the audience during the presentation. Recent user experiences with customers such as IBM/Netherlands, VNU Business Publications (Nielsen), Ministry of Traffic (Dynavision), Van Den Kolk Events, and Hogeschool INHOLLAND, have experienced the enhanced group productivity that is generated using the patent-applied-for interaction technologies from WunderWorks.
Wunderworks Senior Management team is augmented by its strong industry advisory team, which includes Prof. Dr. Mark Overmars, University of Utrecht, Aldebert Wiersinga, Managing Director and Martijn Kruiswijk, associate, both at Bilthoven's Value Creation & Company, Internet veteran Daniel Harple, and his firm, Shamrock Ventures, BV.
Flevoland Technofund and REOF Fund are two Dutch investment funds focused on increasing regional economic activities in the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands, both funds partly funded by the European Union. The management of the two funds is delighted with its new investments and sees a promising global market.
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