Pinoccio is your own personal DIY IoT controller that allows you to build wireless, web-enabled projects in minutes, that are mesh networked, open source and Arduino compatible, so you can use the huge collection of Arduino libraries. Pinoccio is also easy to program, affordable, and includes a rechargeable battery and a built-in radio that allows […]
Positioning is one of the hardest things to get right in an early startup. It is more than just getting product-market fit and saying done. It is the embodiment of how you describe yourself to the market. By defining yourself and your offering, you are helping your audience to categorize you and to fit what […]
James Altucher was a loser in the most literal sense of the word. He lost millions of dollars, his home, his family life, and his will to live. That was many years ago. Now Altucher is known as a “Jedi Master,” a “Guru of Happiness,” and most poignantly, a “mentor.” Altucher has built his current […]
New startups showed off their gadgets and inventions to attract investors along StartUp Alley inside the annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
We’d better explain that one. Think of Kwoller as a Tinder for commerce, where you swipe right for ‘love It,’ left for ‘leave it.’ The app also learns what you like and what you don’t, so the more you use it, the better it gets.. The company launched at the last TechCrunch Disrupt NYC’s Startup […]
On co-founder fights, early employees and being together If you’re in a startup, you’ve probably fought with your co-founder before. Hell, if you’re friends with someone (especially if you’re best friends), if you’re in a family, if you’re in a workplace, if you’re basically around another human being for more than a casual acquaintance… …. […]
There are only four kinds of events in the life of your company that are likely to get covered by the press: Acquisition New Funding Product Launch Partnership Incidentally, those are also in the order of the likelihood of the press covering the event. These events are newsworthy because they are also the most important […]
Most investors don’t read lengthy business plans. When they receive them they file them in the trash. They are time crunched, overrun with pitches and often have short attention spans. So delivering your message and information in a concise and attention grabbing way, is critical. This means your pitch arsenal should typically comprise of a […]
On Christmas Day, lyric site Rap Genius copped a hefty 10–day ban from Google for shoddy SEO practices that violated many of Google’s search rules. So for 10 long days as people searched for song lyrics or “Rap Genius”, the site would appear after page six of search results, ultimately burying it from those seeking […]
Today we hear from Linda Holliday, founder and CEO of Citia, a New York-based startup that’s using an interactive card technology that not only work on any screen and across devices: it’s bringing 3D to the 2D online world and allowing marketers to deliver as much – or as little – information as they choose, on the fly, where and when necessary. Prior to founding Citia, Holliday was a member of the New York Angels.
Vintage R&D principles from Kodak’s C.E. Kenneth Mees Conversations about corporate innovation often rely on a handful of iconic examples, such as Apple, Google, and Amazon. When it comes to companies that fail to innovate, one company in particular is arguably the most cited: Kodak. But we can learn as much about how to innovate […]