Alerts.com sends users text messages regarding horoscopes, birthday reminders, weather alerts, press releases, job alerts, gas price alerts, free forms, wake up calls, amber alerts (airports), daily tidbits, flight searches, hotel prices, traffic alerts, baseball scores, and custom RSS feeds. The company raised $1.2 million from Monster Venture Partners and several other angel investors.
Several other websites focus on a single niche, but Alerts.com wants to provide notifications for basically everything. BirthdayAlarm.com sends text messages to remind users when birthdays are coming up.
Alerts.com was founded by Robert Monster. The firm that invested in Alerts.com, Monster Venture Partners is lead by Rob Monster. Monster is also on the boards for GMI, Healthcare.com, Patents.com, Clickable.com, GateSkate, and GoLife.