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Location: 252 First Ave, Santa Cruz, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2012
Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 12/2014, Seed: $20 k (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Short URL: vator.co/assure-technologies
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Assure Technologies

The Easy Way to Stay In Touch Everyday
Startup/business
Santa Cruz, California, United States United States
http://www.assure-technologies.com

Assure Technologies builds technology products that provide social connection and support for people in the 50+ market. Our product WithMe is a mobile app for iOS and Android based on a simple daily Check-In.

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Company description

Assure Technologies builds technology products that provide social connection and support for people in the 50+ market. Our product WithMe is a mobile app for iOS and Android based on a simple daily Check-In. Every day, the user is sent a push notification reminding them to Check-In. They tap the notification, and can choose an emoji and a canned message to send their contacts. Their contacts receive the check-in and can optionally respond using the same visual messaging system. If the user misses the Check-In, their contacts are alerted, and are provided with the option of sending a text message or making a phone call.


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Team
  • Joe Rigney
    Joe Rigney | Founder
    Joe has almost 20 years of experience working in project management and business development, with the past 5 working as a private consultant. He is often in the role of "Company Pragmatist," doing whatever needs to be done whenever it needs to be...
Business model

We are currently focused on user acquisition rather than revenue. We will use a freemium / premium subscription model. Additional, paid for features will be based around supportive aspects, rather than social aspects, of the technology. A secondary source of income is B2B partnerships.

Competitive advantage

In working with the 50+ market we have learned that people will adopt social technology (facebook, friends with words), but will resist supportive technology (home monitoring, emergency alert pendants) - no one wants to admit that they need help. WithMe provides a social connection with a supportive aspect, thus bridging this gap.