Connecting the Offline World: Text Engine on the Mission & Values Podcast
This week, I appeared on a segment in the Mission & Values podcast. Mission & Values is hosted by Bryan Landers and tells the story of the innovative, inspirational visionaries behind remarkable startup cultures. This week's show featured Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital.
[LISTEN] The Mission and Values of Backstage Capital
It was a fabulous podcast. We blogged about Backstage Capital in the past. They are a venture capital firm in West Hollywood, CA which has invested significant capital in Text Engine. Arlan is the founder and managing partner, and her story is nothing short of amazing.
With Backstage Capital's help, Text Engine has been able to grow exponentially. We've been able to achieve our mission of bringing the Internet to emerging markets. To date, we have users on 5 continents.
We have a startup team building out our platform in Nigeria. We're collaborating with refugee organizations like the IRC to bring our unique communications solution to refugees in Syria, Pakistan and Turkey. And we have recently deployed our product in South Africa.
I am so proud of the work we've done and what we have been able to accomplish. We thank Backstage Capital, SH International and the many backers and friends who have supported us along the way.
And we especially thank you, our users and customers; without you, none of this would be possible!
Eric Bryant, CEO