A brief history of Crawford Capital...
Paul Crawford of Crawford Capital Corporation (CCC) has been assisting early stage companies with their fund raising strategies since 1990. Mr. Crawford is also an entrepreneur who founded Cellcom in 1981 to file with the FCC to secure one of the two licenses being issued first in each of the top 135 U.S. markets including the Minneapolis SMSA for the deployment of America’s first cellular networks. Cellcom ended up in a joint venture with MCI which initially operated as MCI/Cellcom and later as Cellular One of Minnesota. It was sold to McCaw Communications in July 1986. In 1998 Paul Crawford co-founded a very successful dot-com, Commission Junction, which was acquired by Value Click in 2003 that in late 2014 was acquired by Alliance Data Systems (ADC). In 2007 Mr. Crawford began putting all of his focus on “cloud based” SaaS services and 4G, mobile high-speed internet communications.
What is becoming very evident is that the invention of the iPhone was the biggest advancement in communications of all time and, in the process is obsoleting everything that existed in communications prior to the 2007 introduction of the iPhone. Most important is that smartphones are smart because, unlike the plain old cell phone, they have both a cellphone connection and separate multiple Internet data connection capabilities. And the availability to be connected with broadband speed to the Internet in rural areas is still woefully short of meeting this escalating demand. LocaLoop has developed and sells a “turnkey” cloud-technology based business solution specifically invented for operators and entrepreneurs that want to serve these underserved areas. The company is growing as fast as it can as it is gaining more and more recognition as a quickly deployable, affordable, and scalable complete business solution to accommodate the growing demand in rural areas.
LocaLoop, Inc., is a development stage company whose entire cloud technology-driven broadband Internet service delivery business platform has been fully developed, tested, patented (4 issued) and successfully deployed. You can read the latest information about LocaLoop and more by viewing our Portfolio Companies.