Tapulous has become a bigger hit than even Bart Decrem, co-founder and CEO, probably thought. The Palo Alto-based startup, which raised under $2 million in angel funding, started six months ago and launched on July 11th on the Apple Store, has soared beyond 1.3 million installs in less than a month. Now that's impressive. Bart, who stopped by the Vator studio for an in-depth interview with me, also said that due to the popularity of Tap Tap Revenge - which has 1 million installs alone - Tapulous is set to breakeven by the end of the year.
So popular are the apps that Tapulous plans on rolling out advertising on its games as early as this week. It is advertising that Bart expects to drive the company to cover its monthly expenses of about $100,000 for its eight-person team.
These are just small tidbits of breaking news that Bart shared with me.
(Note: In our interview, Bart also talks about the next-generation games, new feature releases, and premium pricing and services that will be rolled out soon. We will be releasing this interview to Vator members on Tuesday via email. And, the extensive 30-minute interview will be released later this week. To get a sneak preview of Bart's interview, you'll have to sign up to get Vator newsletters.)