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WEDGIES  |  AD THINK PROFILE

Company conspirators (co-founders/investors):

Co-Founders:
Porter Haney, CEO and cofounder
Jimmy Jacobson, CTO and cofounder

Investors:
Greycroft, Tony Hsieh's Vegas Tech Fund, 500 Startups, SV Angel, Twilio, kbs+ Ventures, Battle Born Venture, Michael Ciklin, Steve Slovick, Jon Eaves, William Yao.

2-sentence company description:

Wedgies is the easiest way to survey your customers where they already are which is your website and your social media pages. Wedgies allow your audience to vote right where they are which means we've our surveys work inline inside most social networks and one your website - you can think of it as Survey Monkey for social media.

Who can't live without your product/service?

ournalists, Editors, Social Media Marketers

Why can't they live without you?

Wedgies makes it dead simple for them to collect realtime opinions from their fans and readers.

Greatest company accomplishment:

Freeing the Wedgies dot com domain name from a life of for-sale landing pages.

What makes you guys sweat at night?

The Las Vegas summer weather - literally. We're based in Downtown Vegas. Figuratively? Well, that's a story for another time.

Biggest competitor(s)?

Gallup, Survey Monkey, and other incumbent and traditional surveying companies.

How are you better?

We get social, they don't. Wedgies is the only inline survey platform that collects votes from people where they're already engaged on Social Media. Not on the telephone (Gallup) or in email landing pages (Survey Monkey).

Most hated buzzword/phrase:

Traction

If your company were to have to have a mascot, what would it be?

We have one! His name is Wendell, and he is a T-rex.