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Bigado Networks
Location: 4400 Glenn Curtis Dr, Addison, Texas 75001, United States United States
Founded in: 2007
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 07/2008, Series A: $600 k
Profitable year: 2009
Short URL: vator.co/Bigado-Networks-Bigado-Networks

Bigado Networks

Startup/business
Texas, United States United States
http://www.bigadonetwork.com
About
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Company description

Bigado Networks is a social networking company that owns and operates a network of websites which encompasses a myriad of different products and services.  The mission of The Bigado Network is to allow its visitors to search for any information and/or purchase any type of product or service from the network of websites.  Bigado Networks owns over 290 domains with plans to develop over 4000 independent web properties. Among the websites Bigado Networks owns now are  Bigado.com, Biganet.com, BigEnable.com, BigaMall.com, BigaNation.com, WatchesAndJewels.com, AnyScent.com, EZ-Ticket.com, TheInfoSource.com and Bigado.TV.  

 

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Sun Microsystems and Bigado Networks have established a partnership focused on delivering next generation eCommerce and eBusiness Integration (eBI) using Sun's advanced server infrastructure and Bigado Networks' leading edge eBI platform.  Bigado Networks' platform, built entirely in Java J2EE and operating on Oracle 10g, dramatically enables eBusiness Integration, business process automation, multi-level and cooperating online communities coupled with inter-connected eCommerce vendors. 


Team
  • Michael Davis
    Michael Davis | Team member
    J. Michael Davis, President, is the founder of Bigado Networks and is the President of EZ-Ticket.com, LLC. He has extensive business experience including financial consulting, andinvestment banking.
Business model
 

Bigado Networks, Inc. is an early stage company, whose unique internet community, commerce and patent pending search and matching technology provide a dynamic interactive network. Bigado uses commerce and information portals for connecting businesses and consumers together, along with enabling interactive community and commerce activities.

 

Bigado's focus for rapidly launching and scaling affiliate vendors will change the way consumers and businesses will connect with other businesses, and more importantly, how search engines such as Google and Yahoo as well as national and international Internet directories such as BellSouth/AT&T, Verizon, RH Donnelly/Dex and YellowBook interact with their substantial client base. The dynamic social interaction features provide an environment for members to collaborate with one another on a number of topics, while engaged in informational and purchasing activities.

 

With evolving content and discussions, members are drawn back to the portal for repeat visits and interactions. Bigado is taking advantage of a timely opportunity in the Internet commerce and network arenas to combine these activities using advanced technology and by applying unique business and revenue models.

Competitive advantage

Unique Application Platform

Bigado will provide an evolving Bigado Networks portal platform through the Internet. The platform will allow vendors to offer their products and services and distribute them to consumers and businesses using advanced commerce and search product / service matching recommendations, while providing best practices security and identity authentication; and combine a growing and collaborative community orientation among the members. The Bigado Networks will include Bigado-owned web sites and third party vendor affiliates. The Bigado Networks Platform, the application, will also be licensed to their online print directories and search engines to provide an additional source of revenue for our customer base through listing fees that can be sold on the basis of more efficient and targeted advertising. The key differences between Bigado and its competitors are:

  • A dynamic ‘social' network with collaboration and communication tools for participating members. This community capability will enable multiple sub-communities to be established based on subject area;
  • Unique commerce capabilities to match products and services with purchaser needs and enable aggregated purchasing across multiple vendors, thus increasing the conversion rate of off-line purchases.