Tooio, one of the Showcase Startups from the European BizSpark Summit, has developed a flexible platform that cleverly combines local advertising, location-based services, and access to established content brands and social networking platforms, all through a mobile handset.

The BizSpark startup of the day is Tooio, based in Spain. Below you will find an interview with Rafael Casado, Founder and CEO of Tooio. All the best to them and congratulations for being the startup of the day!

Website: www.tooio.com

 Tell us who you are and your role in the company:

I am CEO and founder.

What did you do before creating your company?

General Manager of Terra Spain.

How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?

A great opportunity to get introduced to international partners. We want to launch a new product in Germany and France soon and we need help there.

What is your company’s mission?

Local advertising and couponing on mobile phones.

In 140 characters or less, tell us what your company does:

We build mobile applications based on location that display local advertising.

How did you get the idea for your company?

Brainstorming…

Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?

So far we have invested a million. We are looking for 1-2m.

How many employees do you have? How many developers?

10 employees, 6 developers.

Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring for and where?

No.

Which platform are you building on? Why?

.NET, android and iPhone.

Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/Internet area?

Mobile

What do you think about the BizSpark Program?

Great help for small startups.

Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?

No.

Who’s your role model?

Xabi.

What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview?

We look for partners in Germany and France to launch a new project…