Paul Schmelzel and Jeff Schmelzel are trying to raise funds on Start.ac to support their company Brat Inc.’s efforts to produce a hundred units of a wireless device used to start motorcycles.

Paul Schmelzel and Jeff Schmelzel are trying to raise funds on Start.ac to support their company Brat Inc.’s efforts to produce a hundred units of a wireless device used to start motorcycles. Photo by Photo courtesy of Brat Inc.

START.ac

CEO: Rod Turner.

Financial data: Did not disclose.

Funding: Self-funded.

No. of local employees: Three.

Investors: Turner.

Headquarters: Pacific Beach.

Year founded: 2011.

Company description: Crowd funding website for businesses and projects.

What makes the company innovative: Combining ‘auditioning’ and advice to entrepreneurs before projects seek funding.

Rod Turner was looking for a new venture to invest in...