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Mobicart receives investment from Singapore-based Incubator, Get2Volume

Partners with Sprooki to fuel the roll-out of MobiCart’s next-gen platform and position for rapid growth in m-commerce

Singapore, January 19, 2014 - M-commerce pioneer MobiCart today announced that the company has received incubation funding and support from Singapore-based incubator and investor Get2Volume, has moved its headquarters to Singapore and has added an experienced mobile commerce team and has partnered with mobile commerce leader Sprooki to enable rapid m-commerce growth.

MobiCart is a simple way to build and manage m-commerce stores as a native or web app. MobiCart enables anyone to quickly deploy a native storefront application on iOS and Android devices as well as HTML5. MobiCart combines a customized application development platform with an online ecosystem for sharing extensions.

Michael Holt, CEO of Get2Volume, said: “We see significant demand for mobile-first commerce solutions. Mobicart has developed the leading mobile commerce platform which enables shoppers to buy where and when they like using mobile phones and tablets. Get2Volume is excited to fund and incubate Mobicart. With an expanded mobile commerce team and expansion to Asia, Mobicart will further continue to grow is enterprise customer base from its current 16,000 customers.”

Sprooki Managing Director, Claire Mula and Head of Technology, Geogy Zachariah, will oversee the development and roll-out of Mobicart’s next-generation Enterprise platform, with no change to their current roles at Sprooki.   Sprooki provides Asia’s largest malls and leading retailers with a white-label location-based retail system they can use on a daily basis to win more customers. There is high demand for m-commerce and Mobile shopping cart technology from retailers in Asia, who are Sprooki’s Enterprise clients. A commercial partnership between Mobicart and Sprooki is highly complimentary and position’s both companies well for rapid global growth in m-commerce.

Meet and Greet MobiCart

If you fancy meeting up with MobiCart over a beer or two to chat about business, then head to Newcastle for a new boozing and shaking event that launches next month.

Following in the footsteps of the success of February’s Pub Summit, which saw the North East’s thriving tech scene come together to meet like-minded start-ups, investors, media and advisers to talk shop over a drink, a new event – Startup Beers – will begin on May 9.

The event is open to anyone interested in startups and other digital adventures and gives North East-based businesses the chance to catch up and collaborate over beers provided by cloud-based email service, Sendgrid. Martyn Davies, of Sengrid, will also be on hand to talk about all things email.

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MobiCart V2 sneak peek: iPhone screenshots

001 - Home v1Development on MobiCart V2 continues to pick up pace and today, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what our new iPhone app will look like.

To celebrate the half-way countdown to the launch of our new, enhanced m-commerce app builder, we’re giving you a monthly sneak peek at what’s in store when it hits the shelves in the third quarter of this year.

Last month, we revealed a series of additional features that MobiCart V2 offers which you can find below.

http://blog.mobi-cart.com/2013/03/06/take-a-sneak-peek-at-mobicart-v2/

This month, you can take a look at the new iPhone screenshots for MobiCart V2 by visiting.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobicart/sets/72157633153186143/

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MobiCart Wins About.com Readers’ Choice Awards

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MobiCart has walked away winner of a prestigious award.

Competition was fierce in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards but it was thanks to all of those who voted for us that we scooped the top spot in the Best Tool for App Designers category.

Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine, MobiCart founder and CEO, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this award and would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us.

“We are really proud of our product and excited about what the future holds for MobiCart, plus we were up against some really strong contenders so it means a lot to have won.”

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Thinking Digital hits the North East

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It’s that time of year again when the world’s top techies descend on the North East of England for the esteemed Thinking Digital Conference.

And as avid supporters of the conference since launching six years ago, the MobiCart team will once again be attending the three-day event.

Attracting talent from the globe’s technology, media, science, industry and arts sectors, Thinking Digital welcomes speakers from across the world to Gateshead and Newcastle to share their pearls of wisdom with the audience.

Today saw the first round of speakers announced. This year’s bill of savvy speakers include Mike Bracken, former digital director of Guardian News and Media, Horace Dediu, who was crowned “the new king of apple analysts” by Fortune Magazine, Ed Parons, Ordnance Survey’s first CTO, and Graham Hughes, a British film-maker who recently completed a four-year journey to every country in the world without ever stepping onto a plane.

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