COLUMBUS OH (January 27, 2009) — Brand Thunder LLC, the branded browser specialists, announced today its investment from the Ohio TechAngels and other ‘sidecar’ angel investors to further its work in bringing immersive experiences to the Internet browser.
Brand Thunder reworks the visual style of the browser to match the colors and logos of leading brands, entertainers and sports teams while also adding content and functionality to the browser. The branded browser provides marketers with a persistent means to keep their brand presence with their customer and fans whenever they are connected to the Internet.
The growing list of company’s extending their brand to the browser includes the NASCAR Nationwide Series, internet news blog site The Huffington Post, several National Hockey League teams, NCAA schools, entertainment news site Starpulse, HowStuffWorks.com and more. The full list of active custom browser themes can be found at http://www.brandthunder.com/gallery.
“For a startup company trying to achieve critical mass, it’s a race to reach that state before funds run out,” explained Patrick Murphy, CEO and founder of Brand Thunder. “The investment gives us the necessary financial and intellectual support to become a thriving company.”
About Brand Thunder
Formed in April 2007, Brand Thunder creates a more persistent presence between corporate brands and their Internet consumer through its branded-browser customization, which leads to increased website visits and revenue. Through a software installation, end users change the look and feel of their Internet browser into an immersive experience from their favorite sports team, entertainment franchise or internet site. The customized browsers feature official logos, colors, content and functionality, but can also extend capabilities including video, music players or other Internet widgets. Current business partners and clients include the Huffington Post, NASCAR, NCAA, NHL, Starpulse.com, Universal Music and Yahoo!. Samples found at http://brandthunder.com/gallery/.
Patrick Murphy, CEO
Brand Thunder, LLC