Zive, Inc.

New York, NY 10075, US
Packaged Software
www.kiwiforgmail.com

We have developed a unique technology that turns Google's office suite and Salesforce into full-featured, “native enterprise cloud applications”, drastically increasing productivity & security for enterprise clients.

Update as of 5/9/2017: Seed 2 closed at 1.72M, Bridge to Series A open.

Zive turns the most-used enterprise cloud applications into full-featured native desktop & mobile applications. The Zive Development Platform™ allows an entirely new kind of application perfect for the enterprise cloud. It is capable of bridging the gap between the desktop & enterprise cloud applications, so they no longer have to function merely as a web page, but can be full-featured, multi-windowed, native applications on the desktop and mobile. Zive’s unique framework can do this rapidly, dramatically transforming these cloud applications without rebuilding them from scratch in a much more costly way.

Currently, Zive offers Kiwi for Gmail with G Suite, an application that is sold to enterprise direct & through enterprise software resellers. G Suite for Mac was released previously, and G Suite for Windows became available on Windows on 4/25/17. With our products, Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides work like Microsoft Office. Zive is also working with former Salesforce management to develop an application for Salesforce.

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Kiwi for Gmail

Kiwi targets the 800M slice of Gmail’s users, average age 31, primarily use email on the desktop by using Gmail & G Suite in the browser. Kiwi for Gmail turns native Gmail into a full desktop application, dramatically upgrading the entire user experience, & adding features like default email client, multiple accounts, multiple windows, etc.

[Enterprise] Zive offers Kiwi for Gmail, with G Suite, an application that is sold to enterprise direct & through enterprise software resellers. We charge a tiered monthly licensing fee of $2-5/seat/mo & a 20-40% support fee. For reseller-sourced clients, resellers take 15-30% of all fees. Pricing structure is directly comparable to far more limited third-party G Suite features sold by resellers.
[Consumer] $9.99/yr, distributed thru the Mac App Store (30% COG), or direct for Windows (9% COG). It presently costs $7-12 to acquire a user. [Salesforce] Monthly licensing fee of $25-55/seat/mo, & same support fee & resellers margins above.

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Chief Executive Officer
Eric Shashoua

Eric is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for consumer electronics and software. His devotion to humanized design that is beautiful, seamless, and simple is reflected in every aspect of Zive’s products. Eric previously started and led Zeo, Inc., where he raised $14M in VC funding and launched the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach in the US and Europe. His management philosophy has been strongly influenced by the CEOs of Bose and iRobot, who were active members of Zeo's board. Eric was raised in Atlanta and graduated from Brown University.

Chief Marketing Officer
Eric Wanta

Eric oversees all marketing strategy and programs for the company. He is an experienced marketing executive with deep strategic and tactical experience who led the marketing functions at Lycos, Aquent and several other startups. Eric’s strong skill set and unique perspective comes from spending many years working with a wide variety of companies on both the agency and client sides. He was raised in Wisconsin and has a degree in Economics from Harvard and a MBA from Yale.

Chief Technology Officer
Ryan Shetley

Ryan led the entire Kiwi for Gmail development process, from initial design and prototyping to building and then submitting the app to the Apple Mac App Store for launch. He shares Eric’s devotion to design and his engineering approach focuses intensely on creating streamlined user experiences that make using software seamless to customers. Ryan built much of Kiwi for Gmail while living in The Philippines but has now returned to Missouri where he was born and raised.

Vice President Engineering
Alan Teague

Alan has an extensive background leading and solving complex software problems. With a focus on designing, building and managing software solutions, he has overseen numerous products and integrations going from concept to commercialization. With over 30-years of experience, Teague’s strong engineering and management skills will enable significantly enhanced execution without compromising the company's core product values. Before joining Zive, Teague was the Chief Architect and Senior Technical Director at Perforce Software. Teague has been involved in startups at all levels and holds both an MS and BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Vice President Media/Communication
Páll Ívarsson

Páll oversees all customer relations at Zive with a heavy focus on the user experience. He is highly organized and detail-oriented, favoring simplicity and function in software design. Before joining us, Páll worked as a designer and project manager for CCP, a computer game maker. He worked on 13 separate expansions of "EVE online", a science-fiction massively multi-player online game. Páll was raised in Iceland and educated at Háskólinn-Reykjavík University.

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Funding Goal$1,500,000

Funding Raised So Far$524,264

Funding Commitments$125,000

Funding Remaining$850,736

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