In a few weeks I will be taking on the role of "Manager of Concept Development" for a new company, ImaginVenture, based in Lugano, Switzerland. We intend to investigate, prototype and participate in bringing to market a diverse portfolio of mobile web applications. At the moment, we're in the early exploratory stages - we don't even have a website yet. The company is well-funded, and is in for the long haul.
My previous direct experience in the mobile world was as part-owner and product manager at Vilkas, a company also based in Lugano, which was unfortunately underfunded, and became an ex-company in late 2004. However, we had a couple of very nice products, principally in the enterprise area, a some - but not enough - good customers. Vodafone Live in Switzerland still uses our back end MMS management system, and I broke out in a cold sweat the other day when I realised we had all the pieces in place to build YouTube.... oh well. We were also very early in the market with a fully fledged video-enabled, operator-centric mobile blogging platform, but, unfortunately, a major Swiss telco (starts with "Swiss") we were trying to pitch it too told us that nobody was interested in blogging. Or, presumeably, using any of that UMTS bandwitdth the company has invested in.
So, shaken but not stirred, here we go again. I hope to be able to make some useful contributions to this forum.