New Austin Startup – QikCom, Travis VanderZanden

The founder of just swung into Conjunctured. Travis VanderZanden is a really nice guy. He just moved here from San Diego 8 months ago and has been bootstrapping his startup since May.

Glad to have him in Austin.  Welcome Travis.

QikCom is looking to  hire PHP developers asap (plus for interface design experience) and perhaps some Rails guys. Hit ’em up if that sounds like you thing. Full time and contract.

What is QikCom? At first glance it’s Yammer (newsfeed/twitter for groups), and a little more. Two cools things: 1.) all security features are free (this is where Yammer is hoping to monetize) and 2.) add-ons can install on-top of the app — not sure how all this is going towork API-wise, but he’s definitely thinking.

UPDATE: QikCom was acquired by Yammer in early 2009.