Investor Perspectives: Why I Invested in ping

Investor Perspectives: Why I Invested in ping

November 12, 2020 by investor

This is Investor Perspectives, I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding. In this episode, you’ll hear about a new company in the software development sector called ping.  

Our featured guests are Ryan Brown, early investor in ping, Barrie Arnold, Co-Founder & CRO of ping, and Garin Toren, CEO & Founder of ping.

Headquartered in New York, ping is a four-time-patented messaging platform that automatically reads your texts, emails, and all other message types out loud when touching your phone is unsafe, illegal, or inconvenient. Deployment is currently through Android and iPhone apps with Alexa already live and Google Home coming in November.

Available via SDK, white-label and standalone apps, ping solves 3 critical pain points for smartphone users on the go: productivity, safety, and connectivity. With a founding mission of saving lives, distracted driving is the #1 cause of collisions and road fatalities costing $129 billion a year. 650k Android downloads and 6.7 million YouTube views, no other solution reads all message types out loud on Android, iOS, Alexa, and Google Home – truly cross-platform. ping is the ONLY Alexa skill (& soon Google Home) that allows users to hear and reply to all their messages.

Focused on enterprise partnerships, ping licenses its tech to B2B and B2B2C companies to increase customer value, engagement and revenue for them: insurance, mobile operators, carmakers, fleet, gig economy, streaming audio and exercise apps. 

I hope you enjoy this episode.

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