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GoInstant launching tonight at TechCrunch Disrupt

You haven’t seen many posts recently from my StartupNorth Cofounder Jevon MacDonald for a very good reason… he has been working on a startup.

Customers can’t wait to get their hands on it. Robert Scoble had this to say: “It is one of those companies, when you see it, you say wow that is so cool. It should be bought by Facebook or Salesforce.”

GoInstant has raised seed funding from an impressive syndicate including: Josh Felser (Freestyle Capital), Reid Hoffman (Greylock Partners), Howard Lindzon (Social Leverage), Steve Anderson (Baseline Ventures), Chamath Palihapitiya (Embarcadero Ventures), Patrick Keefe (Innovacorp), Boris Wertz (W Media Ventures), Ed Sim (BOLDstart Ventures), Yuri Milner, Matt Wyndowe, Daniel Debow, and myself.

The Halifax based company has been in stealth mode for 9 months. By now you are probably wondering… what is GoInstant?

  1. Wow. I am blown away already.  Congratulations to all for assembling such an impressive group, for such an outstanding launch. 

    Seeds have taken root.  This has got to be a culmination mark of the time invested in contributing to this community, doing smart things and developing great reputations.  I know this is only the start but take a breath at some point over the next 24 hours and savour the moment. 

    Best of luck!


  2. Congrats!!!  I knew it would be good and signed up as soon as I heard about it — but until now I didn’t actually know what it would be!  It’s awesome and I’ll be using it.  One thing I really like is that it appears super-easy to get a prospect/customer/whoever on to your session:  “just go to such-and-such URL” — no invitation codes or passwords or whatnot needed (unless you really want them for security reasons, but security is usually a lesser problem than friction is).

  3. It’s a great demo that others should watch. It really shows the way product demos are supposed to go, this was the basis of why we started DemoCamp. It was to try to teach Canadian companies and founders to demo like Jevon. 

  4. Impressive roster of funders & very nice functionality. I’m curious to learn more about the revenue model and how this can involve from a cool feature to a great company.

    I just pimped you on the @fredwilson:twitter AVC blog today where they were discussing demoing vs. slidesharing

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