General Partner at Hurst Capital, LLLP
- Sarasota, Florida Area
Zach Hurst's Overview
- General Partner at Hurst Capital, LLLP
- Managing Partner at CloudVDI, LLC
- Web Consultant at FaceySpacey.com Inc.
- University of Kansas
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Zach Hurst's Summary
Zach Hurst is an entrepreneur and web consultant, who has founded or co-founded multiple businesses and websites. Zach got his start before he was even a teenager building numerous successful businesses with his brother Austin in the web design, marketing and web hosting arenas. In 2005, Zach conceptualized the idea for 1Dawg.com and developed the business plan that later got it funded. 1Dawg.com once ranked #17th amongst "YouTube like" sites, was the first ever web service to convert video on the fly and was the first user-generated video website to send video directly to mobile phones. The site supported over six million unique users in its first four months online, making it one of the fastest growing websites of all time. In a 2007 Forbes article, 1Dawg was mentioned next to YouTube, Dailymotion and Veoh. After proving scalability, Zach's company successfully licensed the video technology via a white-label "Software as a Service" model. Zach now consults, assisting in the short and long-term goals for functionality of up-and-coming internet start-ups. Zach’s current focus is with Hurst Capital, LLLP where he identifies emerging technologies and assists in bringing them to market.
Specialties: business planning, monetization, digital marketing, branding, fundraising, strategy consulting, consumer electronics and website/technology development
Zach Hurst's Experience
Partnership; 11-50 employees; Telecommunications industry
March 2012 – Present (1 year 3 months) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
CloudVDI is a Florida-based DaaS provider offering a Virtual Desktop subscription service enabling businesses the ability to run Windows OS and compatible software via a multitude of access points through CloudVDI's hosted servers including iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome Books. CloudVDI clients can set up and manage employee computing resources on an extremely cost-effective basis, with scalable access upto 16+ teraflops of GPU power, 196 Gb of RAM, Dual Socket 8 Core processors and unlimited storage per Virtual Desktop. Processing power, memory and hard disk space are available on-the-fly so businesses can stay connected and productive, from any location, on any device.
CloudVDI brings the advantages of enterprise-class VDI technology and services to SMBs that are normally only available, to very large organizations due to significant cost and complexity - transforming a potentially massive capital expenditure into a manageable monthly operating expense. CloudVDI coupled their customized software with Citrix Solutions to create a high performance universal client that enables on-demand delivery of CloudVDI-hosted Virtual Desktops to any user or device including PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones. Security is assured through the Citrix Access Gateway SSL VPN, providing CloudVDI customers secure and user-specific remote access to their desktops by protecting all network traffic.
CloudVDI differs from current industry solutions by hosting the solution for clients versus the client having to build and manage their own solution using a local server environment. This extends access and security outside of the local area network and provides employee access to work-issued desktops outside of the office from multiple access points. Furthermore, users can operate higher-end software from thin clients and tablets.
To learn more, please visit: www.cvdi.co
Zach Hurst's Skills & Expertise
Zach Hurst's Education
University of Kansas
Pre Business Administration
2005 – 2006