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Phone.com NYTechDay Team

Phone.com at NYTechDay 2014

by Aaron Rosenthal

Phone.com doesn’t do many trade shows, usually just a few each year. When we do, they have to be awesome! No exception when it came time to exhibit at NYTechDay 2014 last week, a massive bazaar-like event held at Pier 92 in New York City.

Our trusty customer service manager Jenny

We were among 400-plus other tech and startup companies representing the who’s who of tech in the NYC area. Holding down the fort at our little Phone.com booth was our east-coast team of awesomeness, which included Customer Success Manager Jenny Dempsey, Developer Evangelist Peter Hogan-De Paul, CTO Alon Cohen, CMO Eric Lituchy, CEO Ari Rabban and myself. We pretty much had all bases covered when it came to answering questions!

Besides giving away some great free phone service promotions to companies, we were there to showcase the new Phone.com SMS API, which is currently in beta. We also answered the old trade-show question, “So what do you do?” more times than any of us can count. It’s funny how even with a name like Phone.com, people still aren’t sure what kind of company we are!

Phone.com at NYTechDay 2014

What I personally found most exciting about participating in such a large trade show, was discovering how many companies were already Phone.com customers! Obviously this means we’re doing something right, if forward-thinking high tech businesses are using Phone.com as their primary business phone company.

Knowing we had friends in the crowd, our trusty Customer Service Manager Jenny went on a hunt to find Phone.com customers, and these were just a few she found.

Phone.com at NYTechDay 2014

SHODOGG – Shodogg’s patented technology delivers universal connectivity and aggregated analytics among all your devices and screens.

Phone.com at NYTechDay 2014

VOXY – is an online English language school that provides its users with personalized courses designed around each user’s goals, interests and expertise level.

Phone.com at NYTechDay 2014

BOOKALOKAL –  These guys are one of my favorites. They’re like an Airbnb for private dinners. Their aim is simple: to make it easy and safe to share an authentic meal with people anywhere in the world. Check them out next time you’re traveling and looking for a real home cooked dinner!

Phone.com at NYTechDay 2014

EGIFTER – These guys provide an easy and feature-rich tool to send online giftcards to friends and family.

I just love learning about what Phone.com customers are doing! At the end of the day, communication powers business and I’m proud to say that Phone.com powers the communications for some very interesting companies.

NYTechDay allows us to meet lots of great businesses, entrepreneurs, and it surprisingly helped us connect with some of our own customers. You can bet we’ll be at NYTechDay 2015!

Ben Horowitz with The Phat Startup and Phone.com

by Aaron Rosenthal

 

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Phone.com is back at it again, sponsoring another great talk with The Phat Startup here in New York City. Earlier this year, we sponsored an engaging talk about social media with Gary Vaynerchuck.

Phone.com has the pleasure of sponsoring another sold out event next Tuesday, April 15, at The Alley, with renowned investor, entrepreneur and author Ben Horowitz.

Ben Horowitz is a founding partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he currently manages a fund in excess of $2 billion, and has invested in over 150 companies including Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Pinterest, Twitter and Skype.

For the lucky 100 attendees, Phone.com and The Phat Startup will be giving everyone Ben Horowitz’s new book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Phone.com is proud to be involved with yet another event centered on helping businesses and startups grow, and I’m sure Ben will have plenty of great advice for us all!

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