iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2015
Simply. Smarter. Search for eCommerce
EasyAsk Technologies is raising $2,500,000 with a minimum reservation of $10,000.
- Only EasyAsk can deliver a voice shopping experience better conversion
- The investment is directly for expanding Sales&Marketing
- The mobile ecommerce market is growing exponentially
EasyAsk allows the shopper to speak through the Smartphone and shop exactly the same way as you would with a salesperson. Just ask for what you want and EasyAsk will find it the very first time.
EasyAsk is the leader (per Internet Retailer and Gartner) in advanced, intelligent eCommerce search. Mobile commerce (M-Commerce) is a $250 billion market, and growing exponentially. Traditional eCommerce search engines are all keyword search based. This is technology that has been abandoned by all the major search vendors: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc. each of these companies has evolved to use an intelligent semantic, Natural Language model. EasyAsk is the only eCommerce search solution that uses this advanced model.
As eCommerce transactions are going mobile, the Smartphone is now the primary shopping device. This mandates a new user experience, one that is smarter, more intuitive and voice-enabled. Apple spearheaded this UX with Siri, Google followed suit with GoogleNow. EasyAsk has developed, deployed and is leading the way with voice enabled, 1 button eCommerce search. Truly a magical experience and one that is driving dramatically more revenue to eCommerce vendors.
Why should you invest now? Earlier investors get significantly higher returns as this investment is pre-VC. Investing now instead of later maximizes upside valuation.
yes Cash Flow Positive
2 Issued Patents
The North Face Uses EasyAsk to Allow eCommerce Customers to Search Using Natural Language and Voice
More than 350 leading websites rely on EasyAsk to power their eCommerce Search
EasyAsk launches voice search for mCommerce sites at the National Retail Federation in New York
EasyAsk and Magento Partner to Bring Intuitive, Intelligent and eCommerce Search
Baymard Institute Study Finds Major Problems with Search on Leading eCommerce Sites
Infor Corporation renews it’s OEM license, embedding EasyAsk within Infor’s leading ecommerce solution.
At The North Face, we are constantly innovating to provide the best products to our customers, to deliver the best advice instore & deliver a similarly quality user experience online. EasyAsk allows our customers to find the right products quickly and efficiently. The resultant uplift in conversion rates and revenue from search has been extremely positive.
EasyAsk lets customers search our site the way they want and not waste time learning how to search. We can use all the data attributes we’ve collected about our products and provide very precise, guided navigation.
TruServ is committed to providing the highest level of service to our members and their customers. Our order-processing intranet is a key point of contact with our members and, as such, an important component of our service commitment.
With EasyAsk, we will be able to provide the “in-person” buying experience our customers relish when speaking with our knowledgeable sales representatives, making the online shopping process as straightforward and personalized as possible.
The fact that dozens of brand-name online retailers have deployed EasyAsk was a huge selling point.
Nothing is more important than being able to direct buyers to the right cartridge and accessories. EasyAsk gave us search capabilities that deliver rich, accurate results to both increase conversion rates and reduce the burden on our call center.
In much the same way that a good salesperson would ask questions to refine a customer’s search, EasyAsk allows customers to drill down on the attributes important to them to find the items that match their interests. The beauty of EasyAsk is that shoppers can decide for themselves which attributes are most important.
EasyAsk is disrupting the mobile eCommerce landscape through intuitive, intelligent voice enabled search. The industry leader in semantic/Natural Language search, navigation and merchandizing, EasyAsk ranks just behind Oracle and Adobe as the leading ecommerce solution. Craig led the effort to launch EasyAsk in the cloud. Built upon a $30+MM evolution in search and based on advanced semantic, Natural Language solution for mobile commerce retailers. Joining Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, EasyAsk is the leader in smarter mobile commerce search. Previously Craig was CEO at B2Systems Inc, Vice President & Partner at GenevaGroup International. Experience includes Director of National Accounts in the very early days of Oracle Corporation.
Marc brings more than 27 years of high technology experience to EasyAsk, Inc. Marc has been instrumental in growing sales organizations and operations in many start-up and young entrepreneurial software companies such as Ingres, Oracle, Gain Tech, Open Text and Just Systems. He has been involved with several successful IPO’s (Oracle, Open Text, and Eloquent) and acquisitions (Gain Technology, Cartesis). Prior to EasyAsk Marc was VP Eastern Region sales for Endeca, where he helped guide the region through a difficult time in the company’s history, focused on Internet Commerce and Media and Manufacturing. Marc also served as President North America of Cartesis, Inc. where he was responsible for managing and growing the North American operations, which grew over 300% during his tenure; Cartesis was acquired by Business Objects in 2007. Prior to Cartesis Marc served as Vice President of Eastern Operations at Business Objects Incorporated where he was responsible for growing revenues by more than 40% annually. Earlier in his career Marc held various sales management and senior executive positions at Eloquent, Open Text, Oracle, Gain Technology, and Relational Technology (Later Ingres Corp). Marc holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Bates College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Richard Wood: as Vice President of Engineering and CTO of EasyAsk Technologies, Dr. Wood is responsible for EasyAsk’s advanced Natural Language development infrastructure. He has many years of development and management experience and is one of the leading authorities on Natural Language concepts and technologies. After six years with Teknowledge Corporation, he joined the development team at AICorp in 1989. He held the position of Vice President of Development through AICorp’s acquisition by Platinum Software and later Platinum’s acquisition by Computer Associates. His broad-based development and management experience as well as his linguistics knowledge has contributed significantly to the expansion of the product. He earned an AB degree from Dartmouth College, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland.
Enterprise software product marketing and management executive with substantial expertise in bringing new products to market and expanding revenue both through the development of new and emerging markets, and the expansion of existing markets. Direct experience in all segments of enterprise integration software, data management software, business intelligence and analytics. Have experience in all stages of product and market lifecycles, in particular new, early stage and emerging markets.