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OnStartups says HelloFax is Disruptive

February 28th, 2011

OnStartups just wrote a post called 9 Ways To Disrupt And “Hipmunk” An Industry.

The first company they use as an example is HelloFax. Here’s what they say:

We got a huge surge of traffic, signups and Tweets. It’s been great.

We launched this week!

February 28th, 2011

We got some great write ups in the media.

TechCrunch:
YC-Funded HelloFax: Sign And Send Faxes From Your Browser, Without The Hassle

Read Write Web:
Hate Using a Fax Machine? Try HelloFax

AG Beat (article for real estate agents)
Real estate pros who still fax – do it from your browser

I especially like the image AG Beat used from office space:

When you see people using your product.

February 5th, 2011

The other day, I met with an accountant. I knew that she was using HelloFax, but I had never seen her use it. She opened up her computer and there it was, HelloFax on her computer. She said, “I absolutely love HelloFax. It has saved me on several occasions”.

As entrepreneurs, we spend a tremendous amount of time trying to discover what people want and then, we take a risk and build it. When you see that someone using your product, it blows your mind. There it is, a product of your work, on someone else’s computer!

Anyway, it was an energizing moment.