Aussie start-up launches at TechCrunch50

 

Australian start-up Melon Media was chosen to launch their flagship product, a web-based spell checker, at the TechCrunch50 conference in Silicon Valley this week.

spellr.us is a Web application that automatically spell checks websites and provides ongoing spell check monitoring. It is aimed at assisting corporate sites, e-commerce sites and blogs to remain free from spelling errors.

A company spokesperson said that the software was already being used by one of Australia's largest telcos and a household name global multinational (the company withheld their names for privacy reasons).

“I always like to focus on products and services that solve painful business problems,” said Kevin Garber, spellr.us founder and General Manager at Melon Media.

“Would you believe that there has not been an automated website spell-check monitoring tool until spellr.us came along? All of our clients leave the demo with their jaw on the floor – usually after they notice the bad typos that have been on their site for years.”

Melon Media was selected from over 1000 applicants worldwide to present their technology at TechCrunch50. The top 50 start-ups are chosen to present their work to an audience of venture capitalists, corporations, fellow entrepreneurs and the media.

Major international players such as MySpace, CNET, Google, YouTube, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook are also in attendance.

TechCrunch’s co-founder Jason Calacanis said that spellr.us was very impressive. “I get it, I love it, I want it,” he said.

Garber said that he was pleased to be presenting at TechCrunch50.

“Silicon Valley is this mythical place for Aussie web entrepreneurs. We will be waving the Aussie flag proudly.”

spellr.us is currently free for users, with a commercial launch due by the end of September.

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