NimbusBase provides an iCloud alternative that uses users' personal cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive) to store their app data. We work across all platforms: iOS, Android, Windows phone, desktop and web. NimbusBase can sync the data on an iOS device with data on an Android device and make the data accessible on the web. By integrating with users' free cloud storage, we provide data ubiquity for app users and dramatically reduce scaling costs for developers.
NimbusBase takes the approach of syncing a local database with a remote personal cloud storage provider. The user writes to a local database with their data changes, and NimbusBase then syncs that data to within their Dropbox or Google Drive account. Because the local database is offline, we work offline also. We also solves the problem of merging different entries from multiple devices.
Co-Founder NimbusBase. Undergrad from @wharton. Worked 2 years in private equity before leaving to pursue startups.
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Who we are
We met in 2010 through a mutual friend and briefly worked on a couponing site together. Ray reached out to Alex in October 2012 to become a co-founder of NimbusBase. Ray is the CTO and spends time developing the product and working with our customer base. Alex is the COO and oversees business strategy and outreach. We share the same vision of user clouds powering the future and love working together due to our complementary skill sets (tech vs biz, focus on detail vs big picture).
Why we're doing this
Today, everyone has a computer, smartphone and tablet. People want to access their app data across all their devices. For developers, providing this data continuity is a challenging problem with no great solutions. Ray, while building cross-platform html5 apps, reached the same problem. His solution was to host the data on Dropbox and sync the data on each device. He realized that you can do this for other cloud services like Google Drive and platforms like Android. NimbusBase was born.
Most impressive accomplishment
As a private equity analyst, worked with the CEO of a $80m company to create financial and operational dashboard that led to 30% increase in profitability
While at Penn, created and taught a class on entrepreneurship to 30 students at West Philadelphia High School
In high school, founded CureKid, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing relief to underfunded children's hospitals in Russia
Discovered a system to arbitrage various restaurant discounts to reduce bills by up to 80%
Build the data validation engine for Goldman's Mortgage loan unit. The validation was done 20x faster than the old validation engine through the use of in memory tables.
Wrote a facebook client that says your newsfeed out loud through text to speech so you are constantly updated in the background.
Hacked a pocket/instapaper clone on NimbusBase.
Went to a taoist temple in China for a month and learned true taichi and meditation.
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