One thing you learn when starting a company is how difficult it actually is getting things off the ground. Inertia is your worst enemy. An object (or technology) at rest will stay at rest. Your goal is to muster enough energy and usage to launch the rocket into orbit so you can get to the other side of inertia, where an object in motion stays in motion – that is until something gets in it’s way.
The rocket ship has launched and Seconds is on a tear. Here are some graphs and statistics for the first two months of 2012 and as you can see, things are starting to take off. The first image is a screenshot of our internal stats page, measuring Jan – Feb. As you can see, usage , messaging and transactions are all on an upward trajectory. Something to note here is the fact that all of this usage and growth is 100% organic, meaning we have spent nothing for customer acquisition. Imagine if we put fuel on the fire?
Hey investors, you want traction? Here you go…
Next, here is one of my favourite slides from a recent pitch deck. It sums up our traction, month to month growth as well as response from early customers and partners. Our Pay-By-Text mobile transactions grew more than 150% from January to February and as of March 2nd, are showing no signs of slowing down! You can read more about the mobile transactions here, but suffice it to say we are onto something. Don’t just take it from me – based on our innovative concept we are currently in talks with a very major credit card company to roll out something quite exciting later this year.