My Startup: BestVPN, Bromborough
Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass government surveillance in 2013, there was a serious rise in the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) by internet users.
BestVPN.com, part of 4 Choice Ltd, serves those looking for more privacy online by comparing different VPN services, helping them to choose the right product.
A computing graduate from Imperial College London, the founder has also been a speaker at cybersecurity conferences such as IPExpo and regularly talks on tech podcasts.
Founders: Pete Zaborszky
We spoke to the Founder and CEO Pete to find out more about the company...
Why did you start BestVPN?
I started it in 2013, when I realized the VPN industry was taking off. I launched six months before Edward Snowden came out with his revelations, and since then the privacy/cybersecurity market has exploded.
Tell us more about the product?
We review VPN providers in as much detail as we can. We built our own servers that scientifically tests the speeds of VPNs three times a day. This is market leading within the industry. Most other brands just test VPNs on their home connection which means they aren’t as accurate.
Where’s the business at right now?
We are always looking to consistently evolve and improve how we review VPN services. The speedtest mentioned previously was a great technological advancement. We are currently working on some other ways to scientifically test VPNs, to allow people find the best option to suit their specific requirements.
What are your aims for the next year?
Despite a tough year with some new competition coming into the market, the team has grown and we are working hard to stay the biggest VPN comparison site.
What’s been the hardest thing about getting BestVPN off the ground?
We need to make sure we are differentiating between the competition by providing the most in-depth, comprehensive reviews on the market.
Why should more people be using BestVPN?
VPNs are an extremely important part of your online security, with hundreds on the market you need to make sure you buy the right one. We can help via our thorough VPN reviews and auditing process.
How much will it cost users?
The comparison service that BestVPN provides is completely free. A VPN costs between $5-$15 per month. It has multiple uses, from protecting you from hackers, to unblocking websites which are blocked by your ISP. It’s an essential part of using the internet these days.