Fast Fig: Startup of the Month


This month’s featured startup has an idea that I’m surprised we haven’t seen executed until now. The company is fast fig, and the product is a cloud-based math word processor. They’ve basically applied the Google docs model to math, making typing equations as simple as writing a sentence, and making math available anywhere.

Problems and equations automatically format, and literally solve themselves as you type, serving as a handy tool for checking work.

In its’ current state, applications are limited to math tests, problems, and other educational uses,  but I see a lot of potential in the technology they’ve already developed to do more than education.

If they build in the correct templates, I could see this having financial applications, family budgeting, and many other math applications. They’ve already built in features for engineers (who I can attest, need to deal with a lot of numbers- dimensions, costs, standard deviations, etc.) and the platform can definitely handle these other uses.

It could use a few more templates, but the technology already in place at Fast fig is pretty incredible, and I’d highly recommend giving it a try for yourself. It’s free to sign up, and you can check it out here.


Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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