Nouvola has developed a system for analyzing and testing large-scale Internet applications before they go public.
"If you are Amazon,
Moretto likens Nouvola's capabilities to structural tests before a bridge is put in use.
"Think of a bridge built for 100,000 cars; you would want to test it for structural soundness and robustness before you let all those cars on it," Moretto said. "Why not do that with software? Most of today's applications are tested with five or 10 people, not tested with real-life scenarios. We are not revolutionizing the entire high-tech industry, we're attacking a problem, one of the largest in cloud computing today -- the ability to test applications at the scale they're used."
She alluded to Cover Oregon's failure during her presentation to investors, who heard five-minute pitches at
"The moment you go live, if you have 100,000 users, and it fails, you're in trouble," she said.
It was the third angel investment award landed by the company in the past six months. Last month, Nouvola claimed the prize from
"We're very close to our fundraising goals," Moretto said, citing
Moretto is not new to start-ups. She was part of the founding team of Mobilian, a company acquired by
From here, she said, the goal is to accelerate software development, enhance the product with additional features and make it easier to use.
"We want to get better at every step," Moretto said. "We entered
In four years, the Southern Oregon Angel Investor LLCs have awarded
Gro-Volution, spawned by
"I started researching eight years ago how I could impact the U.S.," Wilson said. "I wanted to make major changes on road wear and tear, fuel consumption, poor nutrition, health, job creation and support an unstable economy. I tried to find something that would apply to all the troubled areas, and at the center is food."
The target consumer for Gro-Volution ranges from farmers and restaurants to airports and cruise ships, he said. "Anyone using food anywhere where there is food scarcity and unreliable food sources."
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