After four years as CloudPointe, a Downingtown-based company that allowed companies to share files across cloud-based services like DropBox and Box, the firm has a new look.
Forget VPN and logging onto a clunky laptop to do work, said Rock, who sold his Philadelphia-based business process management firm Knowledge Rules to Accenture in 2010 for an undisclosed amount.
Point.io wants to let you access your secure business files on the go, Rock said, adding that you wouldn’t want to get VPN on your phone because that “bucks the trend of BYOD (bring your own device).” The company plans to launch next month.
Point.io raised a $1 million round, announced earlier this month, from local angel investors working in the financial services, healthcare and insurance sectors, Rock said.
The 16-employee company is headquartered in a temporary space in Wayne because Rock was able to find cheap space there and part of his leadership team lives in Lancaster and Exton. But location isn’t on his top list of priorities, he said.
As an international company and a cloud-based company, Rock said that location is only really relevant for recruiting purposes.
A LaSalle graduate, Rock, 53, grew up in Chalfont, Pa. and lives in Chestnut Hill. CloudPointe and Point.io were both founded by Pittsburgh native Andrew Schwabe.