Fon seeks head of US operations in Miami
Friday January 18, 2013
After studying different places where to have Fon in USA I have concluded that Fon should go to Miami. We already have a commercial office in NYC and we can have both offices but the office I would like to have in Miami is to develop a new product and for this we need to hire a head of US operations to be based there.
The new product is like Fon but with a secret sauce that I believe can make Fon succeed in USA. Fon has become the largest WiFi network in the world outside of USA by two routes, one is selling a Fonera, a WiFi router that allows you to share a little bandwidth at home and roam the world for free connecting to the 7.5 million other Foneras around the world. The other one is by reflashing the software of existing WiFi routers, the ones that your local Cable or DSL company gives you, to behave like a Fonera. This we do in partnership with companies such as BT, SFR, Zon, Belgacom and many others. But for the US market I have an idea that is like Fon but with an extra component that I believe could work there better than in other countries. And for this we need to hire the project/manager or start up CEO.
Why Miami? Well, I have been researching three markets, the Bay Area, NYC and Miami and think Miami is best because it is home to close to 6 million people and there are almost no tech start ups or tech companies. This forces a great deal of Miami talent to emigrate to the Northeast or West Coast and I strongly believe that an attractive tech company such as Fon could recruit amazing people in Miami. We could bring back a part of the Miami diaspora or attract others to move to a beautiful area that is both low cost and low taxes. I have been going to Miami since 2009 and the city is getting better every month. So if you are a US citizen or have had your career in the USA and are a strong product designer/service designer/product manager/marketing person do write to me at martin at fon dot com and I will share with you more of what I have in mind.