Charlie Kindel, a Seattle angel investor and former general manager of Microsoft’s Windows Phone unit, has joined the advisory board of Seattle mobile app management startup Buddy Platform. Kindel stepped down from Microsoft in August after 21 years to launch a new startup of his own.
Kindel hasn’t unwrapped his own stealthy startup just yet, but for now he’s lending his support to some of his old Microsoft cronies who started Buddy.
“Buddy allows developers building cloud based mobile apps to focus on their core scenarios and get more done faster,” said Kindel in a release. “As soon as Buddy launched I tried it myself and was blown away by how easy they made it.”
Led by former Microsofties Jeffrey MacDuff and Dave McLauchlan, Buddy is a new platform designed to help mobile app developers more easily manage apps across various environments, whether Android, iOS or Windows Phone.
Buddy is self-funded to date, but the founders are currently seeking outside investment. In addition to Kindel, Ron Spector of San Francisco-based Circini Partners also is joining the company’s advisory board. Both Kindel and Spector will help Buddy raise money, the company said.
Here’s our profile on Buddy from last month.