If you wanted to know more about the product for designing the logo:
The application is first of its kind financial software, it is a financial software with social network touch.
Imagine how you add friend on Facebook? You add other companies instead, and you will be able to send invoice to them instantly, or vice versa.
Imagine how you would chat with your friends under a post? You can add live comment to your invoice and the receiving company will get notified in no time.
Our vision is to build a wallet-friendly super duper efficient & time saving financial assistant residing in your desktop, laptop or mobile devices, following everywhere you go. And to provide meaningful data & forecast for decision making by business owners.
ADDED 22 December
We still have 17 hours to go, after reviewing most of the designs, I think I am able to give you guys a clearer direction now. I see a lot of people come out with designs addressing the "cloud" nature of the system, while cloud is commonly used across the industry and bring out certain point and at the same time looking quite nice, but a cloud doesn't bring out a very clear message or even touching my vision. It will probably only "tell" the users: "oh, this is a cloud based service, so I should be able to access it from anywhere", nothing else.
Let me reemphasize my vision: Ultimately I want to build an all-rounded financial software on the cloud for small businesses, governing every aspects of your money inputs / outputs (the "io"), it is more than just an accounting plus this and that software, because features will be highly integrated as a whole (ie. complete solution) rather than addressing user's problems separated, even the created invoice can be shared to customer immediately (like how you share things with your friends on FB), you get the idea. Another point is we will make sure all the data captured converts to meaningful statistics to help decision makers.
Whoever able to attack my vision nicely in your design, and at the same time keeping the logo look nice and not so complicated, will stand a very high chance to get into final round.
- No particular color preferred, you are the designer, I trust your sense.
- If you are using just text without any shape accompanied, make sure you have a logo shape integrated into the text, 99designs' logo is one example, because plain text is too simple for me.
- Will be nice if part of the logo or the shape can be extracted from the logo and become a portrait image, so that it can be used for favion, on android play store, or facebook profile pic.