Your Votes Needed to Support Austin Startup 9W Search

Many thanks to Michelle Greer for this guest post!

“More and more, sound financial information is critical to our daily well being.  As one economist put it, we aren’t just checking to see if we can make more money.  We are checking to see that our money is still there.

Enter 9W.  9W is the mobile app currently being built by Edgar Online founders Susan and Marc Strausberg.  9W will give you up-to-date information on any publicly traded company.  How much revenue per employee did they pull in?  Who is their CFO and who audits them?   9W gives you all the relevant data you need about companies you are or are considering investing in within seconds.

Susan and Marc entered the Innotribe Startup Challenge.  This contest introduces the most promising FinTech and Financial Services start-ups to SWIFT’s community of more than 9,700 banking organizations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 209 countries.  Considering the Strausbergs have already founded one company that provides up-to-date financial data and is now publicly traded, they really do deserve to win this competition.

The prize in the Innotribe Startup Challenge is $50,000 and public opinion does matter.   Please take a few seconds to vote for 9W.  Then, send this link to your friends and ask them to do the same.  Austin does not get much recognition internationally and this is a great opportunity to support a startup founded by Austinites who understand their space well enough to succeed and grow an ecosystem around them.

tags: 9w, susan strausberg, marc strausberg, innotribe, finance startups, austin startup, SWIFT, finance iphone app


  1. Thanks for publishing this on your vacation, Bryan. That is very kind of you.

    If you or anyone else is interested in signing up for the alpha of 9W, it is available at their website:

    And remember, that link to vote is here and the deadline is the 21st: