In 2003, Voys and Spindle founder Mark Vletter worked in Haiti for roughly six months. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. After an 11-hour flight, you go from a country that has everything to a country that has nothing. In Haiti, he saw what a lack of access to information and communication does to a country and its people. Today, 48% of the world’s population still has no access to free communication. “This needs to change”, Mark says. “With 48percent.org we want to bring equality to the world by enabling that last 48% to have access to unrestricted communication.”
After 5 years of hard work, Lily is now in beta. Devhouse Spindle proudly presented the new digital assistant for teams during The Next Web Conference last month, resulting in almost 300 companies signing up for the beta trial and Spindle becoming the second most talked about startup during the conference, based on Twitter retweets and likes.