Interview with with Ajaz Ahmed, founder of Browzar
TechAddress: Tell me a bit about your company, what it does and what’s your value proposition?
Browzar: Browzar is a simple to use Internet privacy browser.
TechAddress: What makes your company stand apart from your competitors?
Browzar: Browzar is very, very easy to use and it does what it says on the tin, there’s nothing else on the market that is as easy to use as Browzar.
TechAddress: What are some of the main features?
Browzar: Browzar is an IE shell browser that downloads in seconds and that doesn’t require any install or registration, you can use it straight away and it doesn’t store any web cache, history, temp files, cookies or auto-complete. Browzar gives our users privacy on the computer they are using; it’s very useful for instance if you share a computer at home or use a computer in an Internet café.
TechAddress: Who’s your target customer or audience?
Browzar: We are targeting all internet users, but in particular non-techie internet users.
TechAddress: Any new things in particular that you’re working on right now?
Browzar: Browzar is the first in a range of products that we will be launching; unfortunately we are not disclosing the features of the new products just yet.
TechAddress: Where do you see your company heading in the future?
Browzar: We hope to have a range of products with a common theme which is to make certain aspects of the internet very easy for normal people to take advantage of. Making technology simple is going to be the next big thing; it’s a common theme amongst successful internet companies.
TechAddress: Any negative feedback or criticism regarding technology and services?
Browzar: We had lots of unfair criticism from the blogging community; for instance, some people labelled us as adware because we have sponsored links in our search engine. That was very unfair from people who should know better; even Google has sponsored links, that’s how search engines generate money.
TechAddress: So what would you say is the guiding principle behind your company?
Browzar: As with all the companies that I have been involved with, it’s about doing the obvious before it becomes obvious to everyone else and to launch products that make a difference to the average user.
TechAddress: What is the mission of your company and what are you bringing to the market that is innovative?
Browzar: With Browzar it’s very much about automating something that most normal users would not be able to do and letting them take advantage of those features.
TechAddress: Where are you in terms of funding and your lifecycle?
Browzar: Browzar has been funded by me and I may look for outside investment in the future.
TechAddress: If your technology or service is not formally launched yet, when’s the launch date? If you are already launched, when was the launch date?
Browzar: Browzar was launched on the 31st August.
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