Emerging out of stealth today and announcing a round of funding, Q Factor Communications is looking to make an impact on how media-rich content is delivered and viewed on mobile devices.
The $6.5 million Series A Round from Sigma Prime Ventures and Venrock will help the Waltham-based company, founded by Subash Roy, to officially launch its product commercially in early 2014. Q Factor's technology, DPR (its proprietary Dynamic Packet Recovery product), allows mobile content companies to streamline how content is distributed on mobile devices and gives users of mobile phones and tablets a better content engagement experience.
Q Factor’s new technology attacks the problem of lost or delayed data packets that often make a user's mobile web experience less rich than their WIFI/computer-based web experience.
As CEO Roy said, “We’ve all been there and it’s incredibly frustrating.”
“You try to stream a video, download a song, or even just access a large file from your mobile device, and you end up staring at the dreaded spinning progress wheel. Our goal is to eliminate that wait.”
“Accessing Web content over wireless is increasingly becoming the standard," said Sigma Prime's John Simon, "but the user experience today is terribly erratic. Q Factor’s technology offers a powerful solution that provides dramatic gains in performance.”
Mike Tyrell of Venrock added, “Subhash and his founding team have unparalleled experience and knowledge of this market.”
“The combination of this talent and their disruptive technology will prove to be a game-changer in delivering content over wireless,” he added.
The news is great for mobile web users, Q Factor, as well as the rapidly growing mobile technology sector that is gaining a ton of momentum in Boston.
Dennis Keohane is a staff writer for VentureFizz. You can follow Dennis on Twitter (@DBKeohane) by clicking here.