The company of the day is AFTER-MOUSE.COM, based in France. AFTER-MOUSE.COM is creating experiences for end-users on tactile platforms like Microsoft Surface™ and Windows Seven™. You will find below an interview with Nicolas Chaillan, CEO of AFTER-MOUSE.COM. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!
Nicolas Chaillan, CEO of AFTER-MOUSE.COM and SOFTAKT.
I am proud to receive this title and I would like to thank Microsoft and all my team for its work.
Before creating AFTER-MOUSE.COM, I created a company in 1999, been the youngest French CEO, named SOFTAKT. SOFTAKT is an international communication agency with particular focus on the IT world. SOFTAKT is recognized as an expert in Internet and software development, in referencing, in marketing, in hosting and in auditing in 8 countries.
I got the idea in New York on December, 24, 2008, when I discovered Microsoft Surface™ platform. In a sense, Microsoft gave me a great Christmas present.
We are making our best to become the European leader in development of customised applications using multi-touch tactile technologies. We’re creating experiences for end-users on tactile platforms like Microsoft Surface™ and Windows Seven™.
We target all business sectors: Travel agencies, retailers, real estate agencies, hospitality, tourism: this list is far from exhaustive.
We already developed an application for FNAIM real estate agencies. This software will be deployed in the tenth biggest FNAIM agencies as a test. We have also developed three prototypes for different businesses sectors: Travel agencies, retailers and restaurants). We have announced a partnership with nsquared, an Australian company directed by Dr. Neil Roodyn, a Regional Director for Microsoft Australia. The objective of this agreement is to accelerate our growth and to develop high quality customized applications using “multi-touch” tactile technologies on all types of surfaces.
AFTER-MOUSE.COM is established throughout Europe (United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and Morocco), the United States, and Argentina. Soon 20 employees in just 5 months.
We have 20 employees, 7 developers and 4 designers.
Yes we are, we’re looking for WPF developers, senior designers. We’re taking people anywhere but we prefer if they can come in Lyon, where we are based.
We’re working mainly on Microsoft Surface™ because it’s definitely the best interactive tactile table that exists on the market. We’re putting much effort on Research and Development. We’re also using Windows Seven and tactile screens.
We develop very intuitive applications for all businesses sectors, with new and unique functionalities, an exceptional and attractive design, and a complete security.
I could say Bill Gates, Larry Page, Sergey Brin or even Mark Zuckerberg, but my mentor is my grand father. Rest in peace.
Today, there are many opportunities in the Software areas. We’re trying to make our best to create rich interfaces and the new rich experiences on rich media technologies (WPF, Silverlight, Windows7, Surface).
We’re already inside the BizSpark Program. It allows us to access to current, full-featured Microsoft tools and technologies, plus production licensing for hosted solutions. It creates also a very important visibility for AFTER-MOUSE.COM and enables us to be on the good way to enter inside the IDEES program. A special thanks to the programs organized by the startup team as the Startup Challenges with DDB communication agency where we received the visitors' award.
Do your best.
I would like to thank all the Microsoft team and specially the Microsoft Surface team that did a great job, the French’s Microsoft Team and also, the French IDEES team.