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Spime Inc.

Spime Inc.
About us
Spime Inc. is a Silicon Valley, California based company with R&D offices in Chennai, India. The company is a White labeled Mobility Software Technology and solutions provider including Mobile Social Location solutions to mobile operators, OEM / ODMs, developers, platform and semiconductor providers. Spime’s LBS solutions are highly customizable and offered on a turn-key or modular basis. Spime’s core value is to enable and monetize highly differentiated Social Location solutions for Smartphones, Tablets, Slates, Netbooks, Notebooks and Desktops PCs. Leading Tier-1 device manufacturers and global brands have deployed Spime’s Location Based Solutions. Spime is also one of the very few SUPL (Secured User Plane Location) provider to the GPS/WiFi Silicon manufacturers. World’s top Silicon companies have licensed Spime SUPL solutions and it is deployed across the world.
FOUNDED:
2006
OFFICES:
Newark, California; Singapore,Taiwan; Korea; Chennai, India
KEY PERSON:
Shankar Narayanan, CEO & Founder
Shankar Narayanan is a successful entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. Prior to founding Spime Inc, Narayanan
co-founded Emuzed Inc, a mobile multimedia leader in the year 2000 which was later acquired by Flextronics International in early 2005. After Flextronics’s acquisition, he headed the company’s Mobile and Handset devices software division as Vice President and General Manager until June 2006. Before co-founding Emuzed, he cofounded and headed Nexus Inc., a networking solutions company. Prior to becoming a serial entrepreneur, he worked as a technical staff, sales and marketing executive and management expert at various levels at British Physical Laboratories, Aurelec Systems, and Nexus computers. Narayanan has graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and has double Masters in Business Administration from Corllins University, USA and Masters in Administration from MK University, India.
CLIENTELE:
Tier one Silicon Companies and Device Manufacturers (OEMS). Some of our clients include Hewlett Packard, DELL, Texas Instruments, Atheros (Qualcomm), Navteq, True position, Electrobit and My weather.
INVESTORS:
Angel
COMPETITORS:
Telmap, NIM, Navigon
WEBSITE:
www.spime.com
PRODUCT / SOLUTION OFFERINGS:
  • Map Man Hybrid LBS Platform– Pervasively powering Social Location Intelligence whether connected or not
  • Spime Cloud Based Services – Premium dynamic services, advertising, content overlay and monetization
  • Map Man LBSSDK– Empowering and monetizing 3rd party developer ecosystems
  • Northstar branded / white labeled LBS applications, modules – Map Viewer and Navigation applications, plug-in modules
  • Location enabling technologies – SUPL
  • Spime Services Group – Connected applications, embedded, infrastructure and location software development
WHAT NEXT?
Spime is in the process of connecting Mobile and Small & Medium Businesses.
DIFFERENTIATING FACTORS:
Hybrid architecture - Works both in connected and not connected modes. Allows overlaying of any information on top of the existing solution.
REVENUEMODEL:
NRE and Royalty.
TIME LINE: MAJOR MILESTONES
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