Startup Shaves Two Months, $20,000 Off Development
Piryx, based in Austin, Texas, offers software to facilitate the campaign process for every level of political campaign in the United States, including compliance reporting and fundraising. Piryx wanted to change the way political campaigns are managed in the United States - but first it had to change the minds of investors who said Microsoft software was too expensive for a startup. It did so with the help of Microsoft BizSpark technology, which provides access to Microsoft development tools, key parts of the Microsoft application platform, and production use rights to Microsoft servers. Piryx saved two months and U.S.$20,000 on development - "Huge for a startup," according to its CEO.