Friday, 14 October 2011

We're back - and we're funded!

by Rob d'Apice
You may have noticed a distinct lack of finance tips, tricks and insights coming from the Prosple Blog over the past few weeks. Rest assured; we've been really busy behind the scenes pulling together the resources we need to build Prosple into Australia's best online finance tool...

... And we're pleased to announce we've hit a major milestone: we have just secured enough investment to support Prosple's development over the next 6-9 months!

So, what are we going to do?

We're still keeping a lot of our plans up our sleeve (mostly because they're a work-in-progress and we don't want to over-promise!). We're hoping to build a tool that will help you make the best decisions about your money as quickly and easily as possible. Our initial plan is to focus on helping people compare and switch their bank accounts, superannuation and credit cards; as well as providing tools to manage your spending habits and plan for the life you want to have.

We think that managing your finances is a means to an end. There is certainly a distinct minority that enjoys managing money; the rest just want to make sure things are sorted out so that they can live the life they want to life. We want Prosple to be the tool that does that for you - a resource you can trust to save you time, save you money and save you hassle.

For more, check out our mini-tour of what Prosple will be, if you haven't already!

We need you.

The next 6-9 months is a 'proof of concept'. We need to prove that this product works, helps people and is sustainable in its own right - such that we can procure further investment to take it to its next level.

We have no way of achieving this without you. Prosple will require constant user feedback and rapid iteration to develop the really high quality, high usability product we have in our minds. We also need your help working out how we can spread the word about the product (more on this to come!).

What can you do? For now, make sure you've signed up for an early access account. We'll be in touch when we've got news for you. Of course, if you've got some ideas for us/expertise to offer us/anything else to rant about, please make sure you get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.

In the meantime, though, continue to watch this space. We'll be back next week with our regular dumps of finance tips, tricks and hacks that cut through the crap in the world of personal finance!

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