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grand total

join:2005-10-26
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reply to Mango

Re: [General] Which VOIP Services are known to have redundancy?

said by Mango:

Both Anveo and VoIP.ms are private companies so we don't know if they're profitable, but since they don't have the backing of big venture capitalists, I think it is highly likely that they are.

How do you know they do not have the backing of venture capitalists?
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said by grand total:

How do you know they do not have the backing of venture capitalists?

Good point - I made an educated guess there. I should have said something like "since the fees they charge are comparable to the rest of the industry, I think it is highly likely that they are [profitable]."


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reply to grand total
As far as others being VC backed, I do not know. I have searched and could not find anything. Normally a VC firm will list their "portfolio" on their websites and I was not able to locate any VC firms listing them.
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said by jduffy:

As far as others being VC backed, I do not know. I have searched and could not find anything....

I doubt very much that there is any large-scale VC money for those providers or any others (except Ooma which was old news).

I think that the question was rhetorical.

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The people who put many millions into Ooma have not made any money on their investment, and in many cases lost money.

Among externally funded companies, we have had:

SunRocket: Tragedy
Jeff Pulver's TELLO: Comedy
VoiceStick (which ended life as GEOS): Comedy and Tragedy

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I would [run away hard] from any provider that was VC backed.

You want a company where people are using their OWN money, not someone else's.

Among companies where owners are active participants are FutureNine/CheapVoip, Voip.MS, CallCentric, Anveo, CallWithUs, FlowRoute, etc.