In 2011, Mr. Lynch founded Volerro, an intuitive, cloud-based content collaboration platform perfect for Office documents, PDFs, Images, Video, Audio and more. Volerro is simplifying the way teams share, refine and distribute all types of digital content. Kevin Lynch is the Founder and CEO of Volerro. This is his third entrepreneurial endeavor. Previously, Kevin was the CEO and President of Nistevo Corporation, of which he founded in 1997. Nistevo was a leading logistics and supply chain software company, and the first in the enterprise software industry to deploy cloud based delivery model combined with a subscription service payment model. In 2006, Nistevo was acquired by a software division of AT&T. Prior to Nistevo, Kevin was the co–founder and President of Allaire Corporation, the creator of Cold Fusion, the leading web application development platform. Kevin left Allaire to start Nistevo.
Startups.fm spoke to Volerro on how are they simplifying task management for end users.
How does Volerro help in simplifying task management?
We consider ourselves a visual content management platform vs. a task management system. Volerro is built around collaboration – collaboration with regard to teams working together to create, refine and distribute all types of digital content. Collaboration is
achieved through comment streams, annotation, messaging and timelines.
There are many task management apps. How is Volerro different?
There is a convergence happening between file sharing/storage services, project management tools, and collaboration/review tools. Volerro bridges the gap between all three — offering a single cloud-based app for content sharing and distribution, annotation, project management, and asset management. Volerro allows for all types of content – Office docs, PDFs, images, video, audio, ai files, web pages, etc. Volerro enables team to view and collaborate on all file types via a web browser. Users need not have the native file’s software on their computer in order to view it and provide feedback. All that is required is a web browser for internal and external teams to work collaboratively across all types of content. Volerro’s highly visual and intuitive user interface also differentiates us, and encourages user adoption and engagement.
Who is your target market? How does Volerro reach out to them? How many users do you have?
Volerro’s target market includes brand teams, marketing teams, sales teams, and creative agencies across mid to large-size organizations. Volerro reaches its audience through an inside sales organization that leverages content marketing, SEO and paid search. Our user base is growing rapidly, we are currently adding a few thousand new users/month.
Does Volerro also cater to enterprise customers? Is there anything in store for startups?
Yes. Volerro is ideally suited for enterprise customers. One example is a customer we have in the financial sector, who is using Volerro as a content distribution platform for its field sales organization nationwide.
What do you think is the future of task management?
We think that Lean/Agile methodologies, which started with software teams, will gain adoption in all functional areas. We think that marketing and brand teams will be the first to adopt these techniques as their teams are experiencing ever increasing demands without ever increasing budgets. We believe that task oriented solutions will lose ground to solutions that support Kanban and other Lean/Agile techniques.
What does Volerro plan to do in the near future? Any new surprises for the end users?
Fileshare integration and Mobile! Many of our prospects are using multiple storage solutions as lightweight Digital Asset Management to supplement their cloud based task management environments. Volerro wants to make it supper simple to search, find and share content wherever it resides. We are also very focused on helping mobile teams collaborate via their tablets and phones. We are available on tablets today – our phone apps are next in line.