NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BrandYourself.com, the Syracuse, NY-based startup whose free product helps people improve their own search results, has just opened a new office in the heart of the NYC tech scene. The office is located in Google's massive new building on 111 Eighth Avenue, which houses a number of blossoming startups, including Spotify and Livestream.
The move comes after a very successful couple of months for the young startup. Since launching the product in mid-March, the company has raised over $1.2 M in funding, registered 120K users and converted thousands of members to its monthly premium plan. The company also took home the top startup award at the famous annual SXSW Accelerator event and generated positive buzz for its innovative platform, which includes popular features like its new "Who's Googling You" functionality.
According to 24-year-old CEO Patrick Ambron, who started the company with fellow Syracuse University students Pete Kistler and Evan McGowan-Watson, the company wants to become more immersed in the growing NYC ecosystem. "We are growing quickly," says Ambron, who now has eight full-time employees. "And as we continue to hire and increase revenues, I can't think of a better place to cultivate our company culture than NYC. The community here is smart, resourceful and hungry."
The company will be sharing space with The Consigliere, a top investment firm and branding consultancy whose CEO, Mike Duda, is also a native of Syracuse New York. "We're excited to be sharing space with BrandYourself.com. It's always great to see such promising companies come out of the area."
Find out more about BrandYourself.com by visiting https://brandyourself.com/.
BrandYourself.com is the first do-it-yourself platform that makes it easy for anyone to take control of their own Google results. It was founded in 2009 by Syracuse University classmates Pete Kistler, Patrick Ambron and Evan Watson after Kistler couldn't get an internship for being mistaken in Google as a drug dealer. BrandYourself has raised more than $1.2 million in Series A funding and been recognized for its innovative technology, including being honored by the White House as one of the Top 100 Startups and being named the winner of the New York State Emerging Business Technology competition, a $200,000 prize, the youngest team to ever win.