Update: As of November of 2009, I’m no longer on the advisory board of Pelotonics.
I’m happy to announce that I’m joining the advisory board at Pelotonics, LLC, a startup here in San Diego making a project management web application of the same name. I met founders Troy Malone and Daniel Marashlian last summer at the bonfire meetup I organize here in town, and their energy and enthusiasm impressed me off the bat.
As a product, Pelotonics is both very mature and just getting started. It’s live and available for folks to sign up and use, but it hasn’t even begun to get the recognition it deserves. My recent informal survey of what project management apps people are using seems to indicate that there’s a market for something somewhere in between Basecamp and Microsoft Project. Pelotonics has a great shot at that market.
This is the first time I’ve advised a company, but it’s something I’m already enjoying. I’ve worked at internet startups almost my entire career, and I love to see the inner workings of a successful online product. As a blogger who’s constantly dealing with product pitches, it’s going to be very interesting role reversal; part of my job will be helping the wizards behind the Pelotonics curtain get the word out.
Of course, as someone who critiques software for a living, I’ve got lots of opinions on how Pelotonics can improve, and I’ll also be sharing them with Troy and Daniel in the coming months. Finally, I’ll note my involvement on the board any time that I mention Pelotonics or cover any of its competitors.
If you’re in the market for a project management webapp, give Pelotonics a whirl, and let us know what you think.
Related: Marshall Kirkpatrick’s post at ReadWriteWeb, Gina Trapani to Join Productivity Company Pelotonics As Advisor and the official announcement over at PeloLife, the company blog: Itâ€™s official: Gina Trapani is on our Advisory Board!.