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Java Based Startups - We Want To Hear From You

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Right now everyone is infatuated with the startup culture that surrounds our industry. Whether it's Draw Something being bought out for $200 million, or Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion, there's always something new going on. What we don't see so much is the technology behind the startup. That's where this interview series comes in. 

If you're a startup who uses Java, or a JVM based language, at the centre of your technology stack, then I'd like to talk to you. You might have the latest social network concept, or a fantastic mobile app - once Java has anything to do with your product, I'm interested. Once we've caught up, we'll publish the interview, here on DZone, as part of our startup interview series.  You won't need to give away any of the company secrets - we'd just like to see how relevant Java is in the startup scene. 

So, if your company is interested, you can drop me a mail to james@dzone.com, or leave a message for me here. I'd be happy to talk to you! 


Judah Johns replied on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 5:30am

Hey, James. Our startup is a Java PaaS, built on Java.  :)

Would love to chat. Judah(at)jelastic.com 

James Sugrue replied on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 5:39am in response to: Judah Johns

Sounds great Judah. I'll check up on it and be in contact soon 



Jeff Martin replied on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 8:08am

My startup is a Hypercard+FileMaker for Java with a cloud backend (GAE) called Java Inventor. It lets you draw JavaFX and Swing graphics and UIs, graphically create database tables and reports, add sound, media, image effects and animation, and enhance it all with custom Java code. We'd also love to chat, jeff(at)reportmill. 

James Sugrue replied on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 8:45am in response to: Jeff Martin

Sounds good Jeff. I'll be in contact.. 




Dan Howard replied on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 1:53pm in response to: Jeff Martin

That sounds cool! Have a website?

James Sugrue replied on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 2:12pm in response to: Dan Howard

It's at http://reportmill.com/



Gregory Ledenev replied on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 4:34pm

Hello James,

My startup is myPhoneDesktop (http://myphonedesktop.com/). Server and Desktop app done in pure Java; iPhone app is not for obvious reason :(.

myPhoneDesktop provides easy and effective way to work with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch directly from your desktop. It works like "PC Suite for iPhone" and it is wireless! Whether you need to make a phone call, send a long SMS, copy a large amount of text, send a long and complicated to retype URL, open route in mobile Google Map, or store an image on your iPad or iPhone, myPhoneDesktop greatly streamlines your workflow.

You can contact me - gregory.ledenev(at)myphonedesktop.com


Alfredo Quiroga replied on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 8:27pm


Our startup is based in the RTP area, NC. We specialize in Cross-Platform Enterprise framework integration. With a suite of products providing support in Java for:

- Adobe Air/Flash/Flex (Flash4j)

- Sencha Touch          (Touch4j)

- Titanium Mobile/Desktop (Ti4j)

we cover the entire spectrum, ranging from web development, desktop, all the way up to the latest and greatest mobile frameworks. Our Touch4j package also includes 100% support for maps, hardware and charts.

All of this is provided via Java API's, with each package having a 100% implementation of the entire stack.

Feel free to contact us.

Best regards,




James Sugrue replied on Thu, 2012/04/12 - 3:45am in response to: Alfredo Quiroga

Great Alfredo - could you send your contact details to james at dzone.com please?

James Sugrue replied on Thu, 2012/04/12 - 7:27am in response to: Gregory Ledenev

Hi Gregory,

Sounds like a great app - will be in contact soon 


Alfredo Quiroga replied on Thu, 2012/04/12 - 8:24am in response to: James Sugrue

Thank you for the fast response.

 Details were sent via email.

 Best regards,


Thomas J. Clancy replied on Thu, 2012/04/12 - 5:03pm

Hi James, 

My company, Medallion Analytics Software Corp. (http://www.medallionanalytics.com/) which is a Pittsburgh start-up, develops eMortgage solutions in Java using all the latest Java EE 6 technologies. Our software is used by lenders for data extraction, auto-correction and auditing, and secure storange of the various loan documents (HUD-1, GFEs, etc.) that comprise a home loan.  We're doing some really exciting things and using Java EE 6 has made getting our products and services to market really fast.


Thomas J. Clancy


Luca Garulli replied on Thu, 2012/04/12 - 7:52pm

My startup is NuvolaBase Ltd (www.nuvolabase.com). It's the company behind OrientDB document-graph NoSQL dbms 100% Java.


Vladimir Ikryanov replied on Fri, 2012/04/13 - 6:34am

Hello James,

Our startup is a set of tools that allows building and supporting web sites. It's called XTMS - http://infora.com.ua/XTMS. We provides a very productive IDE Xtms Client (http://infora.com.ua/Xtms_Client) for web developers and easy to use CMS Xtms User (http://infora.com.ua/Xtms_User) for web site administrators.

We use Java SE to develop IDE Xtms Client. CMS Xtms User is developed on Ruby On Rails.

Our web site doesn't support English language yet, but if you have any questions I will be happy to answer. You can contact me at vladimir.ikryanov@infora.com.ua

Ian Nevzorov replied on Sun, 2012/04/15 - 3:10pm

Hi James, our social network www.buho21.com with more than one million registered players is completely developed in Java (web and multiplayer games), another java project is www.desmotivar.com

Please feel free to contact us )

Best regards,

Ian - ian@nkdata.com

Piotr Jagielski replied on Thu, 2012/04/19 - 10:55am

our IT specialist community portal devrates.com is written in Grails and running on Tomcat 6. It contains open-source projects' reviews and news.

You can contact us at info@devrates.com

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