The What, Who, Why, When, & Where of AroundWire
AroundWire, a member of the Startup Spotlight at SXSW V2V, combines aspects of social networking, marketplace, and a payment system that has the aim of making online business convenient and safe.
Amira Fickewirth thought of AroundWire when, as a Boston college student, she went to meet a seller from a classifies as and felt unsafe. There are now 11 people behind the scenes along with a support group of advisors.
With the explosion of social media sites and the fake profiles that come with them, there needed to be a way to know and trust the people you are doing business with.
First round invitations will go out on Tuesday October 15,2013.
AroundWire is based in Los Angelea, however they will serve the entire US. No plans exist currently for international expansion.
Find out more at AroundWire or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org