The international company’s flagship product Eko allows large enterprises to communicate, delegate and store data on a dedicated server. While it allows users to take advantage of most of the features for free, those looking to have a dedicated server, custom app icon and app name can contact Eko for pricing details. An official release noted that since its launch last September, the product has been “deployed and adopted by companies representing a total of US$3.3 billion in revenue”.
The startup’s Co-founders come from slightly different walks of life. Its CEO, Korawad Chearavanont is a 19-year-old student at Columbia University. However, he has had experience working in organisations like True Corporation, IBM and the Shanghai World Exposition. Having been raised by a family of entrepreneurs, the teenager started Eko from his dormitory room with friends during high school. His Co-founder and CTO, on the other hand, is a David Zhang, whose age was not disclosed and has worked with NASA on the Curiosity Rover project, according to the official statement.
Khailee Ng, Venture Partner, 500 Startups, commented on his decision to invest in the company, saying, “Modern enterprises are already mobile savvy, using consumer apps like WhatsApp or WeChat to communicate with colleagues. However, these apps are not designed to meet enterprise needs, Eko is.”
“People have been touting mobile as ‘the future’ for a while now. It’s already here. It’s here to stay. What will mobile do to transform workplaces? This is our mission. And this is a good start,” said Chearavanont.
Update April 18: Added Siemer Ventures as one of Eko’s investors.
Eko is a New York & Bangkok based company focused on building tools that unlock the full potential of mobile in the workplace.
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