NAME OF STARTUP: : Prospero.Live
THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:
Developers need a better way to work together.
THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:
I am Steve Goldsmith, founder of Aurifex Labs, creator of Prospero.Live. I have a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wilkes University. I started a previous business, Bay Area Summer Enrichment Camp, from 2012-2015 where we taught coding in Python to middle school students in the SF bay area.
After teaching programming for years and pair programming during hackathons and on consulting projects, I started obsessing about the best way for small teams to work on code together.
After about a dozen prototypes and user feedback, I realized every team has different processes and workflows, but many developers can quickly develop an efficient shared workflow with the right set of tools. So the product became more of a swiss army knife for remote developers to work one-on-one.
WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:
Developers, SAAS, Coding
LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key lessons from your startup journey you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:
Prospero.Live is a SaaS pair programming platform featuring a code editor, shared cloud filesystem, video calling, screen sharing, whiteboard, and code runners. It is designed for a super quick collaborative inner development loop where you talk through features, work on code, and see it run all with as few keystokes as possible.
You can get started in minutes and there’s no need to install anything. It is great for every part of writing code, but excels for prototyping, fixing bugs, interviews, and hanging out all day with another developer demoing snippets of code.
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Website URL: https://prospero.live
Number of Employees: 1-5