Surfly Named a Finalist at the South by Southwest Accelerator

We are very proud to have been selected as one of the finalists at SXSW Accelerator! We have some great things in store and are working very hard to make sure we’ve got everything in place before SXSW. I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a great time in Austin!

Are you going to SXSW as well? Shoot us a mail. We’d love to meet you!

Below you can find the press release we’ve just send out.

Amsterdam-based startup Surfly is a finalist at the South by Southwest Accelerator

Amsterdam, January 23, 2014 – Dutch startup Surfly is a finalist in the category “social” at the South by Southwest Accelerator (SXSW), which takes place from March 7 till March 16 in Austin, Texas. The SXSW Accelerator provides a platform for startups to present themselves. Every year the most impressive technological innovations are presented here to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, journalists, venture capitalists and angel investors. Out of hundreds of applications, Surfly has been selected to present its innovative service here.

Surfly is an Internet tool that allows you to surf the Internet with someone else, in an easy, fast and secure way. Surfly can be used, for example, when you want to book a trip with a distant friend or to give a presentation remotely. This is possible via without having to download any additional software.

Surfly was launched in October 2013 during TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in Berlin. In January, Surfly was voted Best Tool 2013 by the website All My Faves. Now Surfly is a finalist at the South by Southwest Accelerator. South by Southwest is seen as the most important event for music, film and technology.

“We are looking forward to presenting at South by Southwest, the event that made innovative companies like Twitter and Foursquare big. With Surfly we can make the Internet much more social. Surfly makes it possible to surf on a website with someone or to help others with a website.” – Nicholas Piël, CEO of Surfly

During South by Southwest, Surfly will introduce a product that allows companies to integrate the service into their own offerings. For example, a company can integrate Surfly into its own website to make it easy for customer service agents to get a real-time look at a customer’s screen to provide better support.

You can find more about Surfly and South by Southwest on:

About South by Southwest

The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today.

About Surfly

Surfly is an Amsterdam-based startup, which has developed an innovative solution for sharing web sessions. Using Surfly, you can share your viewpoint on the web with someone else with just a single click. You don’t need to install any software or give anyone access to your computer. Surfly is simple, fast and safe!

Surfly was founded in 2012 by Nicholas Piël and Denis Bilenko. Thanks to seed investment from Linden Mobile Ventures, the team was able to grow the initial prototype into a stable and robust product. More information can be found on its website: