piątek, 10 listopada 2017

[Event] Warsaw Startups and Fintech Day


We are pleased to announce that Jaaz Portal Ltd. will be a guest at the upcoming Warsaw Startups and Fintech Day on November 28, 2017.

The Warsaw Start Ups and Fintech Day is a popular annual business-educational event which deepens the theoretical and practical knowledge regarding regional and world best-practices for the development of start-ups, FinTechs, and innovations supported by modern forms of financing based on Blockchain-related technologies. 

Jaaz Portal Limited aims at be first Blockchain-based web hosting solution for small and medium enterprises. It will feature a complete e-Wallet, supporting not only cryptocurrencies but also smart contracts. 

“The web hosting business is not currently open for new technologies. They simply do not put the necessary investment into research and development. With our product we are looking change all this. We want to be a truly ground-breaking organisation, combining web hosting with Blockchain”, declares Artur Radosz, Company Chairman.

If you want to meet up with a Jaaz representative at the event, please contact us directly.



wtorek, 7 listopada 2017

[Event] EdCamp II - Warsaw


We are delighted to announce that we will be guests at the upcoming EdCamp II in Warsaw on November 18, 2017, organised by the Polish accelerator EduLab.

The project aims at finding the most disruptive ideas that will change the status quo. Over the course of the event, we will participate in a series of workshops and training sessions, which will help us to clarify our business model and concepts.

The meetings will be led by renowned experts and mentors across a range of fields. During the event there will be also ‘speed dating’, in which participants will present their ideas to the investors and business angels.

At the end of the course, the ‘winning’ company will receive a cheque for 250 000 euros.

“We want to educate our users, so they will be able to create their own Internet presence using our tools. We are confident that EduLab will be interested in our project, which aims to revolutionise the lives of ordinary Internet users”, states Artur Radosz, Company Chairman.


If you are interested in having a 1:1 meeting with us, please contact us before or during the event.



poniedziałek, 6 listopada 2017

[Event] Zurkow Festival - Krakow


We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to participate in the Speed Dating event during the Zurkow StartUp Festival, which will take place in Krakow, Poland on November 23-25.

The Zurkow Festival is a unique environment providing an inspirational breeding ground for both aspiring start-ups and large, established companies, as well as an incredible cultural experience for all visitors.

The focus lies in the exchange and cultivation of Swiss and Polish start-ups’ wisdom, music and culture.

The StartUp Speed Dating event is designed to bring together investors and start-ups interested in FinTech. In this regard, Jaaz Portal is the perfect fit, because it aims to be the first Blockchain-enabled complete web hosting solution for small and medium enterprises.

“We think that the fact that we wish to include an Electronic Wallet into the solution we are offering as a standard service would be of considerable interest to FinTech investors”, states Artur Radosz, Company Chairman.

If you are interested in booking a 1:1 meeting with Jaaz, please contact us directly.



sobota, 4 listopada 2017

Blockchained Web Hosting


The notable recent increase in Bitcoin prices has rekindled the imagination of many investors, but Blockchain technology is not merely about the money. In this article, we will take a look at how significant an impact this revolutionary technology will have on classic web hosting services.

The concept of cryptocurrency is not rocket science. In fact, this medium of exchange is no more complicated than traditional currency. However, it nonetheless needs a secure and trusting environment in which it can operate, and that is provided by Blockchain.

What is Blockchain? There are many misunderstandings relating to it, but, for the purposes of this article, we will simply define it as a distributed spreadsheet. We are all familiar with Excel or Open Office spreadsheets, but what makes Blockchain so attractive is the way it is distributed.

Just like the files in Torrent, Blockchain is a peer-to-peer network where it is not necessary to ensure trust between parties. Thanks to modern cryptography, the trust is instead maintained on the level of a single record rather than the party hosting it.

Okay, so now we understand the basics of the cryptocurrency revolution, but how, we may ask, does it affect web hosting services? Essentially, in its simplest form, this would suggest not only selling your services in your local currency, but also in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

However, this is not the end of the revolution. Bitcoin and other digital currencies need electronic wallets to operate, and there is thus huge potential for traditional web hosting vendors. If you have the trust of your customers and are hosting their sites, then why not host their electronic valets?

Each operation in cryptocurrency is a de facto transaction between two electronic valets. Every exchange is maintained through the wallet and you can also provide an interface for your customers to access it. This factor is pivotal in order to fully understand the impact Blockchain can have on your web hosting business.

This said, Blockchain is not only about money. The newest versions of its protocols also provide the opportunity to enact any form of contract between the parties, whether this is a subscription to cable television or indeed any other type of bill. They all need to be stored somewhere, and there is a place for web hosting companies to be involved.

The wallet is thus the key to fully utilizing the potential of Blockchain. Once you understand this, what then should be your next steps? I would recommend that you could start to implement an e-wallet yourself or use Jaaz Portal, which aims to be the first complete Blockchain web-hosting solution for small and medium businesses. If you are interested in learning more, then please contact us directly.



czwartek, 26 października 2017

[EVENT] Congress of Polish Entrepreneurs


On November 10, 2017 Jaaz Portal Ltd. will be guests at the upcoming Congress of Polish Entrepreneurs in London.

The Congress has been arranged by the Polish Business Link organisation and will gather together representatives of Polish businesses throughout the United Kingdom.

Jaaz is a Polish-British joint venture registered in the United Kingdom, but with an R&D centre in Warsaw, Poland. It aims at providing small and medium web hosting companies with a complete solution for average and unskilled users of social networks who would like to expand their presence on the Internet through professional websites.

Currently, we are focused on finding the right investors for the project and forming strategic alliances.

“The Polish Congress in London will be the perfect opportunity for networking. We hope to foster some enduring relationships and find some significant new partners there”, states Artur Radosz, Company Chairman.

The company will be represented by Bishesh Guragain, our Financial Director. If you want to arrange a 1:1 meeting with him during the event, please contact us directly.





środa, 25 października 2017

[EVENT] Polish Tech Night - Berlin


We are warmly inviting you to join us during the Polish Tech Night event that will be held on December 6 in Berlin. Join the Jaaz Revolution!

Polish Tech Night promotes the mutual benefits of German-Polish cooperation within the start-up industry in terms of investment, financing, knowledge transfer, and the development of common products and services.

Polish Tech Night is working together with Polish and German organisations to provide a varied portfolio of potential partners and market players from start-ups, investors, small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs), and industry associations to showcase the ongoing successful cooperation between the two countries and share previous experiences.

Jaaz Portal Limited is a Polish-British joint venture registered in London but with an R&D centre in Warsaw. Our company aims to provide a complete Blockchain-enabled web hosting solution designed for small and medium data centres that wish to open up the mass market of users who do not necessarily have technical skills.

“Our presence in Berlin will be an opportunity to forge new alliances and to look for potential investors in the company”, asserts Artur Radosz, Company Chairman.

Jaaz Portal – the company’s flagship product – is a highly integrated, out-of-the-box web hosting solution that will also be licensed as Open Source. Moreover, it will be available in commercial licensing schemes for any SMEs that wish to enable a new generation of web hosting services.

If you are interested in making a connection with us or considering an investment, please contact us before or during the event.





[EVENT] Data Centre Summit - London


Meet Jaaz Portal Limited during upcoming Data Centre Summit in London on February 8, 2018. 

The Data Centre Summit London is a one-day conference for data centre industry professionals. Taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the event brings together the data centre industry’s leading experts under one roof.

Jaaz is working exclusively on a next-generation Blockchain-enabled web hosting solution for the mass market of individuals and organisations who lack technical knowledge but wish to have their own professional services.

The software is specifically designed for small and medium data centres that would like to expand their presence to the market traditionally reserved for Internet Giants such as GoDaddy, OVH or BlueHost.

“We are opening them up to the mass market. We hope to attract some of them as our strategic partners to help us in developing this software to best suit their needs”, states Artur Radosz, Company Chairman.

Jaaz Portal will be available as Open Source but also as a commercially licensed product, with Free, Personal, Community and Business Editions.

If you wish to reserve a 1:1 meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us before or during the event.





wtorek, 24 października 2017

[PR] Bishesh joins Jaaz



(London, 24 October 2017) It is our pleasure to announce that Bishesh Guragain has joined Jaaz Portal Limited in the role of Financial Director.

Bishesh will be responsible for handling our financial strategy while representing us in both the United Kingdom and internationally.

As a highly proactive, competent and skilled accounting professional with a strategic entrepreneurial insight, Bihesh is ideally suited for this role. From a business family, he has a strong entrepreneurial background and sound financial understanding.

Moreover, through his in-depth knowledge gained through his ACCA qualification and an MBA International Finance, he offers comprehensive business acumen and a keen vision regarding strategies for growth in numbers.

“We are happy to welcome Bishesh into our growing team. We believe that with his background and ability he will be strong player in both a financial and more general sense”, states Artur Radosz, Company Chairman.

Jaaz Portal Limited is a UK-based company with an R&D center located in Poland. Through this, it can provide excellent quality IT services at a minimal cost.

Since March 2017, it has focused on the development of the company’s flagship product Jaaz Portal - an ultimate, out-of-the-box web hosting service for average and unskilled users of social networks and bloggers.



czwartek, 19 października 2017

Report from EURUS 2017


This has been an exciting week for us here at Jaaz. It all started with the Wolves Summit in Warsaw and ended with the EURUS Forum and European Super Angels Club Roadshow in Zurich. The latter two of which, I’d like to share with you.

The EURUS Forum is a growing platform bringing together Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate groups from all over Europe and beyond. For this up-and-coming forum, this was their second annual event following the inaugural meeting in Vienna in 2016, and thus a huge test of their strength and capabilities, albeit one they passed with flying colours. 

It started early in the morning, with a guest reception in the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), a wonderful venue with a panoramic view of Lake Zurich and the surrounding Alps, and one which advertises itself as a meeting point for the best minds.

The conference, as with the delegates, was divided into three tracks – Private Equity (PE), Venture Capital (VC) and Real Estate (RE). Delegates were free to attend any session of choice in any of these tracks. This format facilitates cross-pollination of ideas and opportunities when, for example, VC firms take interest in propteq or when RE groups seek to partner with PE funds. I could only participate in the VC stream, but I fully believe that the others were also on the same, exceptionally high, level.

The debate started with the topic of How Private Capital Shapes the Global Economy. Following this, within our track we had the opportunity for some snapshots on the latest technology trends, from FinTech to AI. In addition, we were given some invaluable advice from leading VC firms on how to building stellar start-ups as well as lessons learned from past mistakes.

Having been given some fascinating insights to consider, we then enjoyed a short break for coffee and soft drinks. This provided the perfect opportunity for some networking and friendly chat with fellow delegates. 

After the break, we learned about some interesting potential directions for SaaS start-ups. This was followed by a debate on what drives LP allocation decisions in today’s fast evolving world. The carefully chosen panel offered some essential facts and unique insights for entrepreneurs wishing to know what lies behind successful investment decisions. 

Debate over, the guests settled down for an excellent dinner with three courses and a dessert. This provided another ideal occasion for networking and expanding our contact base in a friendly and engaging company.

After lunch, heavyweights from EURONEXT and the London Stock Exchange discussed IPO trends, the exit climate and the benefits of taking private companies public. Following this, a moment of reflection took place, with a session dedicated to creating a new pan-European start-up ecosystem. 

The afternoon break that followed was the perfect opportunity for refreshment and yet another occasion for networking. Finally, the remaining time was devoted to discussing corporate venture hubs and later listening to some engrossing real-world case studies. 

The conference ended with a networking party. However, many of the guests and speakers were eager for more. For them, Chris Houghtaling from Venionaire Capital, who also sits on EURUS Advisory Board, had prepared a second day of activities as part of the European Super Angels Club’s (ESAC) road show in Zurich.

The next day I arrived early and was warmly welcomed by Chris. After coffee, the opening was headed by Berthold Baurek-Karlic, Founder and CEO at Venionaire Capital and ESAC Board Member, and also featured KPMG- another partnering organisation. 

Later on, we had the opportunity to watch pitches made by six companies (1 Hungarian, 2 Austria, 2 German and 1 Swiss) selected by the Club through a rigorous process. From vendors of venture capital support portal DealMatrix through to e-bracelets, to the AI-driven myAlfred, every presentation was at the highest possible level, and was followed by an engaging Q&A session. 

The European Super Angels Club is also a relatively new organisation that raised 2.5 Million Euros for their first three startups. Off to a good start with very high standards and potential, they are currently raising over 8 Million Euros for 7 startups with commitments to raise over 15 Million in 2018 already confirmed. If you are a start-up looking to raise your capital in Europe, you should definitively consider applying at https://www.superangels.club/.

Investors can email Chris at chris@superangels.club to learn more about membership opportunities.

Overall, it’s been a stimulating few days in Zurich under perfect blue skies and with a great mix of leaders to connect with. Many thanks go to the organizers of EURUS Forum and its Founder Aren Sarikyan.

You can visit EURUS Forum here: http://eurusforum.org



poniedziałek, 2 października 2017

How to SEIS?


The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is an innovative initiative by the British Government that helps connect start-ups to investors. We have recently successfully applied for it, and received our certificate in September 2017. Read more on this initiative.

The SEIS was launched by British Government on April 6, 2012 and, for the last five years, has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, both from Britain and overseas. To qualify, you must first register your start-up in Britain and your company must be in operation for no longer than two years.

The most important advantage of SEIS is that the Government returns up to half the invested money as tax relief. There is, however, a limit to the investment, at £150,000. In addition, only £100,000 in total can be invested in the first year.

Consequently, given that we have set our investment at £154,000, we have divided it into two stages: £70,000 to complete and launch the initial version of our product, Jaaz Portal, in the first year, and £84,000 in the second.

However, we have subsequently discovered that we can, in fact, seek considerably more investment than the stated £154,000. This is because sums over £150,000 will be covered not by SEIS but instead by the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

Advance Assurance

To be successful in convincing the investors, you not only need to correctly divide your investment deal, but it is also beneficial to receive confirmation from the government that your deal is SEIS certificated. This means you should apply for Advance Assurance – confirmation on paper that your company is approved for SEIS tax relief.

While there are numerous accountancy firms which can prepare applications for a sum of around £1000-2000, we decided that the process is not overly complex, and thus prepared the application ourselves.


This means we needed to prepare a number of documents, primarily, of course, the SEIS application that you can now make online. The beta version is available here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/investment-tax-relief

The online application is even simpler than the original SEIS Advance Assurance and can be completed in around 15 minutes.

Further documentation

The basic document required by authorities is the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Certificate of Incorporation is no longer needed as the verification takes place online.

The other important document is the company Business Plan. It must be written according to SEIS requirements and will form the basis for the certification decision. Be careful to edit your Business Plan appropriately because, after approval, you cannot change it.

If you were trading before making the application, you will also need to present an accounting report, but this is not otherwise obligatory, and you can omit this step if you were not yet on the market at  the time of application.

The last item is a cover letter. While this is not mandatory, it can speed up the application process. You can find an example here: http://jaazportal.blogspot.com/2017/10/seis-cover-letter.html

If you have completed all the documents, you can apply for SEIS Advance Assurance online. The process usually takes around four weeks, and, if you have written a suitable cover letter, the authorities may not ask additional questions.

We applied in the beginning of August and received our certificates at the start of September 2017. We hope that this article will be of benefit, and wish you the best of luck in the process…





SEIS Cover Letter





07 August 2017

Dear Sirs
Advance Assurance Application (SEIS)

Enclosed you will find a filled version of form number EIS-SEIS(AA) v1.0 along with supporting documents completed in support of an application for Advance Assurance on behalf of Jaaz Portal Limited (registration number 10651447), herein referred to as Company.

Company will be providing Jaaz Portal software – a mass market solution for the Data Centers. We will be licensing our product, as well providing subscription based web hosting service of our own. We believe our offering meets the terms of a ‘qualifying trade’.

Company has been active since 03/03/2017 and has no subsidiaries and is not a subsidiary of any other company. It is a privately owned limited company and is not listed on any public exchanges. There are no immediate plans to list the company publically. The company has 1 director, Artur Radosz. Company is based in the UK with the company’s address being 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ. All of Company’s activities are conducted from the UK. Its web address is jaaz.co.uk.

Company aims to raise approximately £154 000 in total via SEIS– the exact amount will be subject to the business’s ability to attract investment in exchange for ordinary shares in the company (eligible shares). This will be the company’s first outside investment of any kind including de minimis aid (none of which has been sought or received).

All funds raised will be used for qualifying business activity. The funds will be deployed solely by Company and are anticipated to be predominantly spent on things. Company expects to be able to complete the declaration on form SEIS1 in due course.

Company has not yet drawn up company accounts. Its assets total £0 comprising stuff on your balance sheet. To date, £0 revenue has been earned by Company.

In support of the above you will find enclosed:

• The completed form EIS-SEIS(AA) v1.0
• A complete Business Plan
• A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and related Companies House filings
• An up-to-date copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association

All information contained herein is true and accurate to the best of the director’ knowledge at the time of submission. We look forward to receiving the Advance Assurance and continuing our path to raising SEIS and EIS funding. Thank you.

Yours Faithfully,
Artur Radosz
For and on behalf of
Jaaz Portal Limited



piątek, 22 września 2017

Wolves Summit - Warsaw



Jaaz Portal Limited is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of start-ups that will participate in upcoming Wolves Summit in Warsaw, which will be held on October 10-11. 
 
We are UK-based company with an R&D Centre in Warsaw. Our mission is to deliver revolutionary software that will open up existing Data Centres to the new mass market of individuals and organisations lacking technical knowledge of the Internet. 
 
Our product will be extremely easy to use and will also be simultaneously licensed to other web hosting companies commercially and as Open Source. This is a unique business model as, in general, companies do not share their web hosting systems. 
 
The company is currently looking for an investment of £154,000, divided into two stages. In the initial stage, we want create the Free and Personal Editions of our product, in which we are aiming for an investment of £70,000 pounds. Following a successful launch, we will be looking for an additional £84,000 to further develop our product.

In total, we are offering 18.2% in shares, divided equally (9.1% apiece) between the two stages.

If you are interested in hearing more about this distinctive investment opportunity, please contact our secretary, Marcin Gregorczyk, to arrange a 1:1 meeting during the Wolves Summit.

You can find information on our company at http://jaaz.co.uk
More information on the Wolves Summit can be found at: https://www.wolvessummit.com/



[PR] SEISmic Investment


(London, September 22, 2017) Jaaz Portal Limited is proud to announce that it has received SEIS Advance Assurance from the British Government. In practice, this means that any British taxpayer investing in the company will be returned half the amount as tax relief.

Jaaz is currently working hard on its flagship product Jaaz Portal, an easy-to-use web hosting solution for bloggers and average users of social networks. The company aims at opening the mass market to other traditionally hardware-vending web hosting companies.

The product will be available in various editions intended for Personal, Community and Business use, along with a limited Free version as Open Source.

“Advance Assurance has opened the company up for British investors. We feel that we have joined an exclusive club”, states Artur Radosz, company director.

The company is seeking a total investment of £154,000 in return for shares of up to 18.2%. If you are interested in this unique investment opportunity, please feel free to contact us for further information.

Jaaz Portal Limited is a UK-based company with an R&D center located in Poland. Through this, it can provide excellent quality IT services at a minimal cost.

Since March 2017, it has focused on the development of the company’s flagship product Jaaz Portal - an ultimate, out-of-the-box web hosting service for average and unskilled users of social networks and bloggers.



poniedziałek, 7 sierpnia 2017

[PR] Business Plan


(London, 07 August, 2017) Jaaz Portal Ltd. has published the final version of its Business Plan. The company is aiming for a total investment of £154 000, with a predicted Return on Investment of 128%.

The company has prepared their Business Plan in accordance with SEIS guidelines, meaning that any British investor will be eligible for 50% tax relief. The investment will be divided into two rounds: £70 000 in the first year, and £84 000 the following year. The total shares will stand at 18.2%.

Jaaz Portal is a mass-market solution for Data Centres. The company is aiming at the 85% of the market composed of small- and medium-sized enterprises that traditionally vend hardware space to their customers, thus opening them up to the mass market of individual customers.

“Traditional web hosting companies are renting their rack space, virtual private servers or dedicated servers. We want to enable them for the market of users who do not possess deep technical knowledge’, states Artur Radosz, Company Director, Jazz Portal Ltd.

The product will be available in three basic editions: Personal, Community and Business, complemented by a Free Edition that will be simultaneously be distributed as Open Source.

In addition to providing their own web hosting service, the company wants to license their product to the other vendors.

“Big companies that have such automated web hosting do not share it with others. We want to change this by addressing small and medium web hosting companies and data centres. It’s something that makes us unique on the market”, claims Marcin Gregorczyk, Company Secretart, Jaaz Portal Ltd.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of Jaaz Portal’s Business Plan, please contact us directly.

Jaaz Portal Limited is a UK-based company with an R&D center located in Poland. Through this, it can provide excellent quality IT services at a minimal cost.
 

Since March 2017, it has focused on the development of the company’s flagship product Jaaz Portal - an ultimate, out-of-the-box web hosting service for average and unskilled users of social networks and bloggers.



poniedziałek, 17 lipca 2017

Investing in web hosting market


Nearly everyone needs some kind of online presence these days. Over its short lifetime, the Internet’s already become an integral part of human existence. It is now almost impossible to imagine the world without it, yet one of its defining aspects goes nearly unnoticed. We all see  websites – every day we browse through dozens, if not hundreds, of them, but what makes this possible? What is behind them?

The answer is the web hosting market and its key component – the  datacentres. It is estimated that, currently, the global network consists of 260 000 000 sites. Of these, 25%, that’s 65 000 000 sites, do not have a properly functioning website.

What’s more, the number of websites is only expected to grow. In the next four years, we can expect to see another 26 000 000 sites. All of them must be hosted somewhere: on some hardware, on some software, in some location.

The web hosting market currently generates an annual income of 15 to 16 billion dollars worldwide, and is growing rapidly. For this reason, tech companies are investing billions of dollars in new and existing  datacentres.

For example, let’s consider the case of Ireland, probably the fastest growing market in Europe. In the next year, it’s expected that investment in datacentres will exceed 2 billion dollars, including such era-defining companies as Google (150 million), Facebook (800 million), Microsoft (900 million), Apple (1 billion), and Amazon (1 billion).

Impressive numbers? Yet you need to remember two things: First, even combined, the big web hosting companies such as GoDaddy, BlueHost or OVH do not take up more than 15% of the web hosting market. They may be Internet Giants, but they are still drowning in a sea of medium and small businesses that are operating locally.

The other point – the true weak point of the web hosting industry – is that the investment primarily goes to the hardware vendors. It’s true, investment in software is yet in its infancy.

Of course, the Internet Giants themselves are investing massively in their own software systems and user-friendly interfaces, but the majority of the market, the 85% we rarely hear about, do not spend a single cent on software. They may currently be content with hardware vending, yet, in spite of all the investments by Google, Microsoft, Apple and all the other major players, this could soon change.

They all need software that anyone, regardless of their level of proficiency, can simply pick up and use with a minimum of background knowledge. Of course, they have the free C-Panel that is almost standard nowadays, but it needs extensive technical knowledge in order to be workable.

This is what we want to change with our Jaaz Portal technology. This is software that will automate every stage of the web hosting business – from the creation, through to the management of the site, to the billing process. Everything in a single, unified, web interface that’s so simple and convenient the average blogger or user of social networks can operate it with a minimum of instruction.

Unlike other players, we do not want to develop this system for only our customers, for only our personal use. No. We want to share it with others. Any of these myriad of small and medium businesses looking to embrace the future of web hosting will be able to download and deploy it.

The software will be licensed in three versions: Personal, Community and Business Editions accompanied by the Free Edition available as Open Source.

We consider that our revolutionary product will quickly capture the imagination of these small and medium web hosting businesses and their customers. We believe we can open them up to the mass market, so far reserved only for the Internet Giants.

I’d just like to leave you with one more thing to think about. Increasing numbers of non-technical ventures, such as traditional media outlets, are looking towards web services and, in particular, the web hosting market. They are losing their readers and advertisement base and now are looking to explore fresh markets and new horizons.

One such example is the Washington Post, which has recently launched a web hosting initiative. We believe that this media outlet is merely the forerunner of a game-changing new trend, and more and more newspapers will become interested in this lucrative market. Of course, they can develop their own web interfaces and systems, but they can also license Jaaz Portal...





niedziela, 16 lipca 2017

Why Media Companies are Getting into the Web Hosting Business



When The Ringer, a sports and culture publication founded in June 2016 by former ESPN star Bill Simmons, jumped from Medium to Vox Media’s Chorus, it may have appeared to be just another case of a rising internet publishing company adding to its stable. That explanation does not tell the whole story, however, and for companies in the web hosting ecosystem, there is a more important aspect.

The Ringer isn’t simply another Vox Media property, according to the announcement. It is an advertising partner, and to be an advertising partner it must be hosted on the Chorus platform. Vox will sell advertising on The Ringer, and has established a revenue-sharing arrangement with the publication.

Media companies, pressured by intense competition and the rapid migration of eyeballs and advertising revenue from print to desktop browsers to mobile, are evolving, and some, like Vox Media and the Washington Post, are moving in on service areas typically reserved for web services companies like hosting providers.

Read more: The WHIR



czwartek, 13 lipca 2017

EURUS 2017 - Zürich


On October 12, 2017 Jaaz Portal Ltd. will be participating in the Investor Forum EURUS 2017 in Zurich. If you are a venture capitalist looking to invest in the web hosting sector, we warmly invite you to meet up with us.

Numerous researchers have estimated the number of new websites to grow to 26 000 000 in the next four years. Moreover, billions of dollars are annually invested into new and existing Data Centres - primarily going straight into the hands of established hardware companies.

Investing in software designed for Data Centres is still in its infancy. While the Internet Giants currently taking around a combined 15% of the market have their own user friendly web interfaces, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) traditionally do not spend money on developing their own software solutions.

We see a special opportunity for us in this regard and we want to offer SMEs a product that will also make them competitive on the market, targeted at individual users and organizations that are currently lacking the technical knowledge to run their own professional websites and portals” - stated Artur Radosz, Company Director, Jazz Portal Ltd.

The company is currently working on their flagship product, Jaaz Portal, which will automate every aspect of running a web hosting business, from the creation, through to the management of the websites and the billing process. This innovative product will be offered in three basic versions: Personal, Community and Business, along with a Free Edition that will be distributed as Open Source.

If you want to hear more on the latest developments in the web hosting sector and potential investment opportunities, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to meet up and have a face-to-face discussion outside the main EURUS forum.

For more information, please visit the Investor section of Jaaz Portal’s official website.

Meet us at EURUS 2017 and receive -35% discount on the whole event!





piątek, 7 lipca 2017

About Us


Jaaz Portal Ltd is a small UK-based software house dedicated to the creation of software solutions to Data Centres across the globe. It is a sister company of our Polish branch established in 1998 in Warsaw.

Thanks to our R&D facilities in Poland, we can offer a cost-effective solution with minimal outlay. Since March 2017, we have focused on developing our flagship project, the Jaaz Portal, a highly integrated automated web hosting solution for average users of Social Networks and bloggers.



Artur Radosz
Director

Artur is a Java Developer with over ten years’ experience in developing mission critical software. In the past he has worked for top Polish corporations including Orange Poland, the Polish Mint and PZU Insurance Group.

Marcin Gregorczyk
Secretary

Marcin has successfully managed Jaaz Poland since 1998. During his time there, he gained top-level management knowledge and experience working with variety of customers that included the Chancellery of the President of Poland





Business Canvas


The following canvas provides the business model for Jaaz Portal Ltd. We specialise in the development of innovative software solutions to be used in Data Centres across the globe.

Our key partners will be Picture Providers such as 123rf.com and Virtual Server Providers. Our principal activities are R&D and the Support of our product. The primary resources are Jaaz Portal – the product itself – and the Virtual Server on which we will be running our commercial service.

Our value proposition is easy to set up and maintain websites for average and unskilled users of the Internet, rich content – pictures – published on our clients’ websites, and banner space for rental that will create a fully automated and complete web hosting service.

In respect to Customer Relationships, our core focus will be on users utilising our portal to showcase themselves at a global level, as well on Web Hosting Companies and Data Centres that wish to deploy our software solution to their customer networks.

Our Channels will be CelloHost.com – commercial operator of Jaaz Portal – as well as Jaaz Alliance, a consortium of companies using our software, and DomainHostel24, a web domain renting service.

Our main Customer Segments are users of social networks and bloggers, as well as small businesses operating on the web hosting market that wish to open up to the mass market.

Our Cost Structure is primarily divided between R&D and Support, Advertising our product and service, and the Virtual Server hosting our software.

Our Revenue Streams will be derived from Subscriptions for our commercial service, CelloHost.com, Licenses of our product to third parties, as well as reselling pictures and banner space on free versions of our customer sites.


The following canvas with a full description can be downloaded here. If you are interested in learning more about our business model and want to receive a complete business plan, please feel free to contact us.



wtorek, 4 lipca 2017

Our Mission


During our initial research into the web hosting market, we soon became aware that there were literally no providers of software solutions to it. Of course, there is a huge hardware market, but the software is severely lacking.

The other interesting thing is that, while you will certainly be aware of Internet giants such as GoDaddy, Hostagator, Blue Host or OVH, even combined, they still take up only 15% of the market. In fact, most companies currently operating are actually local small businesses with dedicated client networks.

However, while the Internet giants spare no expense in creating their own web interfaces for the mass marketing of individual users and organisations, the local players spend almost nothing on R&D.

From this glaring disparity, our Jaaz Portal product was born – a unique solution that will open up local small businesses to the mass market. With its simple-to-use interfaces, it will offer a competitive solution that easily rivals those currently being offered by the major players.

Our software will be written in Java, which will make it easy to deploy to virtually any hardware configuration, and will cover every aspect of web hosting business – from the creation and management of the website to the billing process. Everything will be automated in this out-of-the-box solution.

The software will be licensed in per user basis in Personal, Community and Business Editions supplemented with a Free Edition for users to become familiar with this unique product.

In addition, we will provide source code for it, enabling other companies and individual developers to grow and extend the product. Therefore, Open Source will be an integral part of our offering.

If you are interested in partnering with us, investing or simply becoming a user of Jaaz Portal, please do not hesitate to get in touch.





czwartek, 25 maja 2017

Web Hosting Talk Forum


(Warsaw, 25 May 2017) Jaaz Portal Ltd has joined the Web Hosting Talk Forum, an informal organisation of web hosting providers and individual users from all over the world. The company looks forward to a fruitful cooperation and expansion of their partners’ network.

The company is currently working on an integrated, out-of-the-box solution that will enable Data Centres to reach a market of mass consumers, an innovation that has so far been reserved for the big players.

Jaaz Portal Ltd hopes to establish itself as a strong player in the web hosting community. The company has the ambition of creating an industry standard with its flagship product, Jaaz Portal.

“We welcome other members of the community and we hope that some of them will join us in our struggle to create a consortium that will be closely involved in the development of Jaaz Portal.” - said company director, Artur Radosz. “We want to involve the small and medium players that, so far, are not spending on R&D. Together we can counter the strong competition from the Internet Giants”.

To date, investing in R&D has been the domain of the big players on the web hosting market. The newly established Jaaz Alliance wants to change this by mobilising the smaller players that make up the majority of the market but are not currently focused on creating their own products.

“We are here to change the rules of the game. We want all these little companies to come under our umbrella and, together with us, create a new industry standard, with the profits going to all the individual users of the Internet” - added company secretary, Marcin Gregorczyk.

Jaaz Portal Limited is a UK-based company with an R&D center located in Poland. Through this, it can provide excellent quality IT services at a minimal cost.

Since March 2017, it has focused on the development of the company’s flagship product Jaaz Portal - an ultimate, out-of-the-box web hosting service for average and unskilled users of social networks and bloggers.



piątek, 19 maja 2017

Executive Summary


Jaaz Portal is a highly integrated corporation-class service dedicated to anyone who wishes to have a global presence in the Internet. It is an integrated portal and a web-hosting solution for individual, community and business needs. Unlike other solutions, it will also be licensed as open source to third parties, primarily web-hosting companies.

We aim to provide an easy-to-deploy and manage solution to expand our users’ markets to a new level. Through our product, we will allow them to reach unparalleled numbers of new customers, which will forever change the way they conduct their business operations.

Moreover, we will also be operating an end-user solution, CelloHost.com, and we will create a non-profit association of companies and organizations, Jaaz Alliance, for both established and prospective users. This association will be further marketing our product and will support its development.

In the next four years, the web-hosting market will grow by a staggering 26 000 000 new websites. To meet the objectives of our Business Plan, we need to capture just 0.01% of this growth.

For the development period of our services and first years of the operation, we need a total investment of £250 000. We shall bring a net profit, after deducting taxes, in the level of £2 000 000 within half a decade.

This investment will be spent on office and server maintenance, salaries for the four people currently on our team and the marketing of the project. The team will grow each year, to reach three Java Developers and Web Designer and Support Officer.

Jaaz was formed in 1998 in Warszawa, Poland, as a partnership between Marcin Gregorczyk and Sebastian Walos, and has since provided IT consulting, along with web development and hosting services, for a variety of SMEs. In 2017, the company opened their UK branch, working exclusively on the Jaaz Portal.

Jaaz Portal Limited is a UK-based company with an R&D centre located in Poland. Through this, it can provide excellent quality IT services at a minimal cost.



Jaaz Portal - Introduction


There are now more than three billion Internet users, and many, if not most, will, at some stage, want to have their own website to showcase themselves, their community or commercial venture. However, to this day, the traditional web hosting vendors are not ready to offer them a comprehensive solution, and this is something we want to change with our Jaaz Portal product.

It is no secret that web-hosting companies do not invest in R&D. They are happy with the existing customer base that often control a whole IT department and just need some server space. The situation is, however, different if it comes to unskilled individuals that do not have the ability or knowledge to create and run their own websites.

For that reason, we at Jaaz are working to meet the requirements of both traditional web-hosting vendors and consumers, to offer them a comprehensive solution. What we are trying to do is create a complete web-hosting solution designed for individuals, communities and the commercial needs of average and low-skilled users of social networks and bloggers who want to extend their Internet presence by owning professional websites.

This is a solution that, thanks to Java technology, will be able to deploy anywhere, in both existing web-hosting companies and in organizations that did not yet offer web-hosting solutions for their user base.

With the easy-to-use Internet wizard, users will be able to create complete websites that, thanks to our innovative management console, will be easy to set up and maintain. Our intuitive and user-friendly web editor is a powerful tool is able to create even complex websites in a matter of  minutes. Thanks to Bootstrap technology, and without any modifications, they will be later ready for viewing on the consumers’ devices such as mobile phones, tablets or smart TVs.

The whole solution will be packaged in three basic versions: Personal – for individual needs; Community – to support the work of communities and non-governmental organizations, and Commercial – to move your businesses into the Internet.

But this is not end of the Jaaz Revolution. We will also offer a Free Edition of our product that will allow anyone, even your gran, to have their own professional looking websites completely for free.

So, if you run a web-hosting business or just want to run one in the future, you should contact us now to obtain more information on our product and the Jaaz Alliance, a non-profit organization for all those that want use or develop our product that will be also licensed as open source. Join our revolution and contact us now.

Jaaz Portal Limited
71-75 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London, England
WC2H 9JQ 

tel. +44 20 3905 5498

e-mail: info@jaaz.eu
webpage: http://company.jaaz.eu/ 



środa, 5 kwietnia 2017

Hosting Providers Must Look to R&D


LOS ANGELES — A growing area of research points to the success of companies that have a long-term view, but in the web hosting industry, companies have typically been focused on what kind of products can make them money now, or in the next quarter. That view has come at a cost, as companies outside of the industry have taken aspects of hosting services, built a better product, and raised millions.

In a panel at HostingCon Global on Tuesday morning, Dave Koston, CTO of Help.com pointed to some of the companies that have raised capital on services that hosting providers have been offering for years (think email and communications). But these companies weren’t founded by people in the hosting industry. Take Slack. Or Heroku. Or AppDynamics. SendGrid. Mailchimp. The list goes on and on.

Hosting providers have traditionally spent very little on research and development to create new product lines, instead investing most of their capital in things like hardware, Jordan Jacobs, VP of product at Chicago-based SingleHop said. “It’s hard,” he acknowledged, “and it takes a lot of risk.”

But it’s a risk that is paying off for SingleHop as it invests in acquisitions to gain new capabilities and has just finished off a fourth round of developer hires – and the product hasn’t even launched yet. 

Hosting companies need to start looking down the pipeline at solutions that may not even exist yet; “it’s a transition we forced ourselves to make,” Jacobs said. The company just launched managed AWS services, and is investing in artificial intelligence (AI).

“You don’t have to deliver a crazy, out of the box solution,” Koston said. To make things simpler on yourself, figure out what problems your customers are having and create something to help them solve them.

Having this discussion with customers is something that Jacobs has become very familiar with. He’s talked to 80 different customers to understand their challenges in the process of developing its artificial intelligence solution.

These conversations have been critical at security services provider StackPath, too, according to Nick Nelson, chief strategy officer. He says StackPath CEO Lance Crosby is constantly talking to customers to find out how he can address their challenges, including what can be built onto existing products as well.

Source: thewhir.com



środa, 22 marca 2017

Why Jaaz Portal?


Overall, the web hosting market is worth more than $15 billion. Most of the companies operating on it are not Internet Giants like GoDaddy or Hostagartor - who take a combined 15% of it - but rather local small data centres that make a living from renting their hardware to others.

That is why we, at Jaaz, want to focus on this segment of the market in order to find our niche. We want to offer fully featured and complete out-of-the-box solutions for web hosting needs. These will cover every aspect of running the web hosting business, from creating sites, managing them, to the billing process.

We believe that to survive the impact of the Internet Giants, local web hosting providers will need to turn from hardware renting to the mass market. Our product will, beside the standard CMS service, feature news and commenting subsystems, Internet Forums, Online Petitions and Work Group Support, and even complete Internet Shops.

Everyone can run the Jaaz Portal regardless of their hardware configuration. Whether it be a Virtual Private Server or complete Cloud environment, if it is able to run Java technology it will run Jaaz Portal.

However, creating such a system is not a simple thing, which is why we are calling on you to participate in our Jaaz Alliance, a non-profit organisation that will be behind the standardisation of our product. If you want to run it in your company, you should definitively become a member.

Through this body, everyone can have an impact on the way that our product grows. Thanks to this initiative, your voice will be heard and you will be helping to shape the features of Jaaz Portal.

We dream of one day releasing the product as Open Source through our Jaaz Alliance. The basic version of Jaaz Portal shall be free to anyone, but if you become a member of our alliance, you will also receive technical support and help in its deployment in your company or organisation.

Of course, we will also provide commercial versions of our software. Packaged in Personal, Community and Business Editions, these will serve the needs of individuals, organisations and commercial entities. The cost for your enterprise will be marginal as we will license them on a per user scheme.

Therefore, if you are a traditional hardware provider or data centre, and you think that your business should transform and be open to the new mass market of individual customers, we are inviting you to join our Jaaz Alliance. This way, you will be able to have your say on the future of our product and will receive all the technical help you require regarding deploying and running our software.

Only by combining the industrial strength of small businesses and the variety of solutions offered can we hope to defeat the Internet Giants. Only by coming together and pooling our efforts can we offer our users a competitive solution. Only by joining the Jaaz Alliance will we not share the fate of local retail shops, which have almost vanished in the face of competition from supermarkets.

Think of future of your business and prepare to enter the mass market. Come together with the Jaaz Portal and be part of the Jaaz Alliance.


Contact
Artur Radosz
Jaaz Portal Ltd
e-mail: info@jaaz.eu
tel. +44 20 3905 5498