'Working in tight niches occupied by the behemoths of the Internet
world is hard; doing it as a startup without external funding is even
harder. The 35-strong team of Vivaldi, the spiritual successor to
Opera, is doing exactly that: two years after the first public beta
and eight months after the release of version 1.0, the Web browser has
about 1 million users—but it still isn't turning a profit.
Vivaldi, which was envisioned by the Opera Software co-founder and
former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, is catering first of all to
power users and the tech-savvy lot. The team, however, has high
expectations for their product and hopes it will have a broader appeal
over time in order to start actually making money.'
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174