AlphaGrip technology could revolutionize the mobile phone market by eliminating the need to use a stationary desktop or laptop computer to get "real work" done. The Company is currently designing the iGrip Phone which will allow a user to create text messages, emails, or whole documents ergonomically with 10-finger input at a rate of 60 words per minute, or play the most challenging video games, while standing, walking, riding in a vehicle, leaning back in a recliner, or while lying in bed.
The Company is currently bootstrapping its growth and expects to break even in 2009. It currently sells the iGrip Ergonomic Keyboard primarily by word-of-mouth over its website and on Amazon.com. The device looks and feels like a game controller yet has all the functionality of a keyboard and mouse. It has received positive reviews by well-regarded online technology publications (http://www.alphagrips.com/news.html), and has 2,500 customers in 30 countries, many of whom are die-hard fans (http://www.alphagrips.com/testimonials.html).
Michael Willner, President: Co-founder and lead inventor. Founded real-time financial information company for professional investors, Federal Filings, with $150,000 investment. Broke even on a monthly basis in 10 months and sold to Dow Jones & Co. three years later for $5.4 million in cash. Received a J.D. from the American University in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the D.C. Bar.
Scott Arnel, Executive Vice President: Co-founder and co-inventor. Professional commodities trader (one of the largest independent traders on the NYMEX for over 20 years), retired. Founder and President - Long Island Wrestling Association.