Company Info

Company Name

Ario

Member Type

Startup

Website

https://www.ario.com

Description

We help business visualize, connect and share data in the real world. Our applications increase productivity, connect data with equipment, decrease training time and capture knowledge. We developed a secure platform called Modi to scale augmented reality to waypoint, manage and associate data with spatial context. We have spent the last year piloting our applications with great success to defense contractors, our military and energy sectors. In 2018 we are expanding our platform to benefit the retail, construction and IoT markets. With billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices coming online this year and tens of billions more coming online within the next three years, our platform will allow an easy and intuitive interface for your data.

Sector(s)
Subsector(s)

Internet of Things (IoT), Defense

City

Newport News

State

Virginia

ZIP/Postal Code

23606

Country

US

Contact Person

Contact First Name

Joe

Contact Last Name

Weaver

Job Title

CEO

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Gender

Male

VIRAL

VIRAL Level(s)

5

Team VIRAL

6

Problem & Vision VIRAL

6

Value Proposition VIRAL

1

Product VIRAL

6

Market VIRAL

3

Business Model VIRAL

6

Scale VIRAL

4

Exit VIRAL

5

VIRAL Level 5: Solidifying the Business Model

You’ve got a revenue model in place and are making money.

Your team has strong sales and operations capability and you’re actively building a strategy to bring down your customer acquisition costs.

What investors at this stage are likely to like about your business:

  • Your business model.

    You’re making money and beginning to grow your customer base. You’re building increasing evidence through sales that you’re solving a significant problem in the market and that you’re differentiated enough that people are paying you for your solution.

  • Your product.

    You’ve nailed user experience in your product – it’s easy to use and your customers are continuing to use it.  Your team has a deep understanding of the customer’s pain points, what features need to be improved, and have a product roadmap to address those concerns.

  • Your sales/distribution strategy.

    You’re in promising conversations with potential partners for sales and distribution to take your product to market at scale. You might even have such partnership in place already, and it’s important to emphasize this to investors as it’s what enables you to beat your competition in gaining market share.

What investors at this stage are likely to ask questions about:

  • Customer base:

    Investors will want to see that you can move beyond early adopters to a larger customer base. When do you think your sales will start mapping to projections and what’s your strategy to get there?

  • Customer Acquisition cost:

    While you’ve thought about how to reduce cost of acquiring new customers, what are you actively doing to bring this cost down? What’s your marketing strategy to move away from push sales to pull?

  • Regulatory/IP Challenges :

    What’s your strategy for protecting your IP (if applicable) and regulatory hurdles?


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