Monthly Archives: August 2012

5 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Startup

Source: HBR blog, Aug 2012 How many outstanding shares exist? What is your stock option vesting schedule? How restrictive is your noncompete or non-solicit agreement? Does the team have a track record? Why am I really doing this? Advertisements

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The Future of Storytelling

Source: Annie Murphy Paul blog, Aug 2012 Research consultancy Latitude recently released phase one of a two-part study titled ‘The Future of Storytelling’ that looks to uncover trends and audience attitudes about content. Overall, the study revealed that audiences are … Continue reading

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3D Printed Shoes

Source: The Verge, Aug 2012 Continuum, which makes customizable or user-designed fashion, is now selling shoes made with a 3D printer. Like many other designers, Continuum prints through Shapeways; it promises turnaround of between two to four weeks.  

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Lead Generation Revenue

Source: NYTimes, Aug 2012 Lead-generation sites like Bankrate.com, for example, offer rate calculators and other tools that prompt people to fill out forms with their names and contact information. The sites then transmit those consumers’ information to mortgage brokers, credit … Continue reading

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Ditto Provides Online Fitting for Existing Eyewear Brands

Source: Businessweek, Aug 2012 Of the 68.4 million eyeglasses purchased in the U.S. in past year, only 2.7 percent were through online retailers, according to the Vision Council, an industry trade group. LensCrafters’ senior vice president of marketing, Gita Chari … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Designers: $300 + 3% of Sales

Source: WSJ, Aug 2012 One Jackson, based in Palo Alto, Calif., hosts contests for consumers—mainly parents—to vote for children’s clothing designs they would like to see manufactured and sold on One Jackson’s website. The company’s members vote on drawings submitted … Continue reading

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Raising $1.6m on Kickstarter for a HUD display

Source: VentureBeat, Aug 2012 Three months ago, the Oculus Rift was the pet project of a virtual reality enthusiast, literally held together with duct tape and hot glue. Yet as of today, it’s raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter due … Continue reading

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