Four Golden Seeds companies announce major product launches

Apr 20, 2012, 14:27 ET from Golden Seeds

NEW YORK, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Golden Seeds portfolio companies announced launches this week:

  • Style for Hire's national network of personal style experts
  • AboutOne's new version of its online organizer
  • Chromis Fiberoptics' low-cost HDMI active optical cable (AOC) plastic optical fiber
  • Honestly Now's new service offering, Honestly Expert

Style for Hire marked the rollout of its singular destination – – and its national personal styling service with 135 stylists in 24 key U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston. Co-founder Stacy London is passionate about her mission to help anyone who lacks the know-how, the confidence or even the time, to master the art of their own personal style. "Style for Hire is the physical extension of my style philosophy," said London, who serves as the firm's spokesperson and Stylist-in-Chief. "Our stylists help anyone – regardless of size, lifestyle or budget – find their own style, have fun with fashion, and gain confidence in the process!"

AboutOne launches the new version of its online organizer and companion Windows Phone app at the Philadelphia Women In Tech Summit on April 21st. Building on partnerships with Microsoft, Nokia, and Suze Orman, AboutOne adds online filing and reporting to customers' existing calendar and contact tools to provide fast, easy access to family memories and household paperwork. The patented technology provides secure information instantly – anytime, anywhere. "I'm particularly excited to launch the new version at an event celebrating women as technology innovators," said Joanne Lang, AboutOne's founder and CEO. "It's a particularly nice fit for us since Golden Seeds – a network of angel investors who invest in early stage companies founded and led by women – led our Series A financing."

Chromis Fiberoptics produced the first commercial gigabit plastic optical fiber and this week announced commercial availability of the world's first low-cost HDMI active optical cable (AOC) produced with plastic optical fiber. "This new solution takes AOC's from being a very expensive, super-premium HDMI solution to being a very affordable one," said Whitney White, the CEO of Chromis Fiberoptics. "Our HDMI AOC offers the same high performance as glass fiber at a price point that enables wider usage including connections for digital signage, and also in class rooms, conference rooms, home theaters and videophile installations." See website for specification sheet.

Honestly Now, a Q&A platform helping people make excellent personal decisions by combining the best of crowd sourcing, expert opinion, mobility and game mechanics, has limited spots for its new service offering, Honestly Expert. Targeting rising authors, speakers and experts from all fields, Honestly Expert offers a suite of online tools for experts to engage fans and create real-time, highly sharable content in just a few minutes each day. A suite of embeddable Q&A widgets extends the addictive Honestly Now experience. Experts can join the waitlist on the company website.

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