authorStream, Chandigarh based presentation sharing site has raised its first round of funding from Rajan Anandan, former Managing Director of Microsoft India.
authorSTREAM a spin-off from authorGEN Technologie boasts of more than 100,000 presentations uploaded each month and 5 million unique visitors on a monthly basis.
Stressing upon the fact that authorSTREAM purely focuses on PowerPoint and does not support PDF, video or job postings, Harman (founder) added, “We’ve worked hard to bring more than 5 million monthly visitors onto authorSTREAM to share presentations with friends, family, students and co-workers. This funding will help us grow authorSTREAM bigger and faster, provide seamless PowerPoint sharing experience on desktops and mobile devices, both asynchronously and in real-time. It will also help us engineer near 100% replica of PowerPoint slideshows on the web – the way their authors intended them to be with animations and multimedia elements.”
FYI – UnPluggd presentations too are shared on authorStream site, as we found it very easy to use – the concept of channel is very neatly implemented.