Our mission is to provide tools that make it easy for users to curate and share information.
- We plan to port our authoring tool to all browsers
- We strive to create the Wikipedia platform for curators. A place where every one can share their research!
- We will empower every user to publish and distribute their research through their own branded apps.
We Started Optimal Access in 1999 as a software application company. With the explosion of information we had a vision to give every user the ability to customize their desktop their-way. We pioneered multi-level tabbed browsing by grouping tabs outside the browser window. Our solution is unique to this day.
Our pioneering tabbed browser system allowed users to integrate and access all their favorite folders and web pages in tabs. Instead of clicking through folders structures or web-pages users could create tabbed groups and multiple portal pages to manage and access tens of projects with ease.
From the beginning we had the idea of social bookmarking, that allowed users not just share links but the context. This idea has emerged as KBucket. The combination is perfect.
We continued to develop various curation products based on our original Optimal Access program, KBucket was developed during this time. KBucket is a curation platform where curators publish their research on any topic on this site. Our goal was to give users the tools to curate and index the web one user at a time.
2014 - Present day
Started developing Optimal Access as a Firefox extension. The Product was released in March of 2016. Our Browser tool is a Firefox extension and our sharing tool is a WordPress plugin. We are working to develop our solution for other platforms.
Karan BavandiFounder, serial entrepreneur
Karan Bavandi – Karan is a serial entrepreneur with a Masters in Computer Engineering. He started his career in computers as a programmer and later switched to business development and marketing where he excelled in management and leadership roles.
Stefan RitziInformation architect and technician
Stefan Ritzi – Stefan is the visionary behind the first Optimal Access products and brings 18 years of IT and product management experience. A super information architect and technician, Stefan has solved the age-old information structure (taxonomy) problem in the current version of the product. He has experience managing teams in creative development efforts with minimal resources.
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Los Angeles, CA March 28th, 2016 – Optimal Access has hired Publicize, a PR company founded by former VentureBeat writer. Publicize is a tailored for startup companies and we are excited to have them as our representative.