Following our post on 4Sync, I had the privilege to interview Anna, the CEO of 4Sync. Anna is a very pleasant person who kindly agreed to answer this interview questionnaire.
And now to the interview…..
Hi Anna, please tell us about yourself
Tell us the story of how 4Sync was born from 4Shared
4shared’s mission statement is: 4 The World With No Limits. 4shared gives you 15GB of space for free, more than any competitor. I decided to incorporate the same mission statement into 4sync (beta).
We know that people everywhere want file storage. 4shared has successfully been part of consumers’ everyday mobile lives around the world and we understand cultural nuances. People need to access their valued digital media wherever they are, from any device.
Cloud storage solutions don’t address the real market need: that consumers and businesses need to store and access large volumes of larger and larger-sized digital files for little or no cost. 4sync (beta) is here to save the consumer.
Originally I got involved with 4shared, the world’s largest file sharing website. I joined their team to assist them with penetrating the US market and building a stronger brand awareness in the US. 4sync (beta) was developed as one of 4shared’s add ons, to synchronize user 4shared data across all devices.
After a few months went by, we noticed how much 4shared users loved 4sync, giving it rave reviews in its very begging (Do you mean “beginning”?) stages – we made a decision to combine 4shared with 4sync = 4shared-sync. However our users did not like the new version of the application and by popular demand we separated the two products into 4shared and 4sync (beta).
What is your role in 4Sync as a CEO and where is the project heading to?
The 4shared team was impressed with the work I’ve done thus far with 4shared and because I had previous experience in running my own online business I was appointed the CEO of 4sync (beta) in March of this year. The company was officially incorporated in the US and we opened a small office in San Francisco in June.
I am working with our development teams in Kiev and Moscow. We are building 4sync (beta) into a powerful stand alone cloud storage solution. The response from our customers has been nothing less than amazing. We are very close to finishing the first phase of the product and we will be launching it in September.
What advice/tip would you like to give to young entrepreneurs?
Thank you Anna for the time and the wonderful words 🙂
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