Let Superphone Track Your Calls and Messages

SuperphoneRapper Ryan Leslie’s tech startup SuperPhone is offering to monitor calls and messages of the phone’s users for a minimal rate.

(Read: Superphone Wants to Track Your Calls and Messages for a Small Fee)

Connecting With Fans

When Leslie formed SuperPhone, he envisioned the text messaging-based CRM and sales tool as a way for celebrities to connect with fans, message them directly, and ultimately sell more products, according to Mashable.

A statement on SuperPhone’s site said the tool “empowers you by activating direct conversations with the people who matter most.”

Leslie, who worked as a producer for the likes of Snoop Dogg and Usher, said he is building a way for artists “to own their relationship with their fans,” adding that social networks were not working for celebrities to connect with their fans.

A Different Way of Doing Things

Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz – a venture capital company – told Mashable a few years back that what Leslie did “was quite different.”

“He was one of those guys who had a fan base, like a real fan base, but couldn’t sell enough records to really earn a living on a label. So he set out to develop the technology so he himself could earn a living.”

(Read: Ben Horowitz Backs Rapper Ryan Leslie’s SMS Commerce Startup SuperPhone)

With his SuperPhone, Leslie can track his fans and his record sales in one place.

Funding

Leslie now wants the rest of the world to use SuperPhone – not just celebrities.

He recently secured $2.5 million under a seed round and hired serial entrepreneur Sid Conklin as chief technology officer.

He now has 22 employees and brings in about $100,000 monthly from annualized contracts with users and partners.

(Read: SuperPhone Is Building a Salesforce for Texting)

What’s Next?

Rapper Ryan Leslie is offering to let his SuperPhone track messages and calls for a fee.

What can you say about the initiative? Share your comments below.

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