OmniSync is a PhD founders-driven San Diego startup, backed by ex-Googlers, fmr. USAF/NASA contracting officers, and a Brex-executive. Their cornerstone product, TurboSBIR, is a ‘TurboTax’-style software that streamlines the process of finding and applying for govt. grants and contracts, a $21 Bn/yr market. They’ve been in the market for 1 yr, with 9% w-o-w growth, >$100K ARR, and national BD channel partners. EvoNexus, Capital Factory and Launch Factory portfolio company.
Why is your company the best option to solve the problem you're solving?
We are to the grant industry, what TurboTax is to tax filings, LegalZoom is to legal, and QuickBooks is to bookkeeping, just to name a few. We are the most effective combination of software automation and human support provided at the exact time and amount needed to efficiently and affordably prepare and manage high-quality grant/contract applications.
What nuggets of info make you interesting? Why do people care about what you're doing?
Just like LegalZoom brought small business creation to all entrepreneurs, regardless of their financial backgrounds, we are democratizing startup funding from the government to non-traditional applicants, who don't have the financial strength to pay for expensive consultants. We are also a couple of biotech scientists running a software company that received pre-seed funding on Day 0, so people care about what we're doing to see if the experiment worked!
What else do you want us to know?
If you are a startup, you really want to be working with us!
BEHIND THE COMPANY
CEO/Founder: Rupak Doshi
What is your company's secret sauce?
Our algorithms and logic to acquire, manage, and present large datasets, as well as our unique combination of software automation interlaced with timely human support.
What inspired you to start/run this company?
The desire to build something ground up and make a direct and widespread impact on multiple areas of society.
What's the best entrepreneurial advice you've received?
Don't bother convincing everyone.
What's the worst entrepreneurial advice you've received?
You need to spend money to make money (generally true, but dangerous advice for early-stage founders)