Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More start up ideas from all over the world - Random

More start Up ideas.

Always love start ups because start ups are created because of unsolved problems that gives me a bigger picture of what might be in trend.

John’s top pitch: The pitch for Perfect’s was nearly … perfect. Personal — great connections to the entrepreneur’s grandmother — and succinct — it had the most memorable one-sentence pitch of the day from co-founder Hudson Duan.
“Perfect is the ongoing movie of your life.”
Now, I am not sure if Perfect will make a great business. In fact, if I were placing my own dollars on the table, I’d be reluctant to bet on a company that’s built around Google Glass. But I did like the storytelling capabilities of the entrepreneur, and his very simple and thoughtful presentation.
Don’t worry folks, I am not about to start “lifeblogging.” That said, the future will be documented and recorded. Perfect could help people get comfortable with that idea.

Taylor’s top pitch: I absolutely loved the energy from Wire CEO Piragash Velummylum. His presentation was at times slightly overwhelming because it felt like he was yelling at you, but there was no doubt the man had the crowd’s full attention.
Also enjoyed the app’s demo, which featured a rapid-fire conversation between two teenage girls — a very real-world, applicable use case that showed the value of Wire, a messaging app.
Another nice touch: SnapChat was the first thought that came into my head when Velummylum started speaking, so the side-by-side comparison with SnapChat was clutch.
“Did you catch that?” Velummylum asked the crowd as a SnapChat photo appeared and vanished. “Of course not — it’s SnapChat, it just went away. Wire allows you to see the message, it allows you to see the photo — you can read the text, damn it!”
But like John, I’m not so sure about Wire’s business model. Velummylum talked about the massive market opportunity in the mobile messaging space, but Wire isn’t exactly fixing any big problem. Will it become the next SnapChat or WhatsApp? I doubt it.

John’s top business model: Codementor seems like it is solving a big pain point, helping developers get expert advice in real time. It’s also a smart way for expert coders to make extra money and earn credibility through Codementor’s review platform.
In fact, there was a theme today in the presentations — online education technologies that help software developers do their jobs better. (Also, this was apparent in Shippable, and to some extent with Everpath)
Building a marketplace for instant coding help is a solid idea and CEO  Weiting Liu —a Y Combinator grad who previously sold his first startup SocialPicks in 2009 — did a great job showing the crowd why. Not only did he have a polished presentation, but Liu also outlined a convincing revenue model and showed how companies can save time and money by speeding up the troubleshooting process for developers.
If I had to pick my favorite business model from today’s lineup, it’s Codementor.

Taylor’s top business model: The last presentation was certainly not least, as CEO Brewster Stanislaw clearly outlined the benefits of Inside Social. Companies might be using social media marketing, but how can they tell which verticals are actually helping the bottom line?
Stanislaw had a great pitch, showing how 75 percent of companies have no idea how to measure ROI on social media outreach. It’s a very real problem, and Inside Social seems to have a real solution.
I’ll give an honorable mention to the folks behind Shippable. I love companies that are solving an actual problem that people have, and CEO Avi Cavale seems to have a great plan in place to fix a common developer’s dilemma: speeding up software development. Plus, Founders Co-Op General Partner Chris DeVore announced that his firm is investing in Shippable — another obvious vote of confidence for the startup.

Microsoft vets start CueCard to develop mobile forms for business — “cuecard helps businesses create applications on mobile devices without having to write code.”

ResolutionTube helps technicians fix broken machines with a mobile app — “ResolutionTube is a mobile application for people who fix complicated machines, helping them collaborate and access important information, at a fraction of their current cost and time.”

Sparktrend tells you where to buy those Pinterest-inspired outfits — “Sparktrend connects images to commerce. Give us an image and we’ll find you the products and where to buy it.”

Inside Social helps brands measure social media ROI — “Inside Social helps brands measure and increase the impact social media has on revenue.”

Vetted matches big companies with independent consultants — “We make it easy for large organizations to find the right independent consultant.”

Codementor offers real-time, screen-sharing coding support for developers — “Codementor provides real-time help for developers from expert mentors via screen sharing, video and chat.”

Perfect helps you edit, share videos filmed with Google Glass — “We are video life-logging platform made specifically for Google Glass. We take your video clips that you take throughout the day and assemble them into a timeline of musical trailers.”

Shippable helps developers speed up software deployment — “Shippable helps software companies launch products faster by reducing friction in their development process.”

Designlab teaches you web design skills with interactive lessons, in-browser tools — “We teach people web design skills through fun, hands-on lessons online. On Designlab, you get to learn design by doing!”

Ex-Amazonians helping teachers create and sell online courses with Everpath — ”We help instructors create and sell online courses.”
And, finally, here’s a Haiku Deck presentation that co-founder Kevin Leneway put together with an overview of the various teams.

1. Insieve /
Bangalore, India-based Insieve Technologies has a context aware assistant app called Pugmarks. The app is so important that the company redirects to
Before launching the company, Bharath Mohan (Insieve's co-founder and CEO) worked on text retrieval and ranking algorithms for Google. He was also involved with Google News.
That experience likely assisted him in the creation of Pugmarks, which promises to change the way users discover content.

2. grabHalo
Yet another startup that's based in Bangalore, grabHalo is a location-based messaging app. Unlike other apps, this one allows users to randomly meet new people by drawing a circle over a map. Users can instantly send a message to every grabHalo user that appears within the circle.
This might sound like a simple idea, but as far as social discovery apps are concerned, grabHalo could have what it takes to be the next big thing. The company has a second office in Mountain View, California, so it should be hard for Google to ignore this startup.

3. CityHeroes

CityHeroes leverages the power of people (thousands of people) to improve cities and make them safer. The Santiago, Chile-based company built an app that accomplishes this in three steps:
  • Users report any risk or problem they see in their city. This could be something minor (ex: a loose wire) or something massive (such as a terrorist threat).
  • CityHeroes sends the reports to local law enforcement, firefighters or any other applicable party.
  • Those who receive the report can view the details in real-time. Photos and geolocation information may also be provided.
In other words, CityHeroes is like Waze for the community. Google liked Waze so much that it acquired the company last year. The search engine giant could mentor CityHeroes and help this app achieve a similar level of success.

4. Guubie

Guubie wants to help other companies -- especially startups -- automate their e-mail marketing.
The Santiago, Chile-based startup claims that it can deliver e-mails based on users' behavior. It notes that this is "just like Amazon," but does not indicate that it is affiliated with the retail giant.

If Guubie can deliver on its promise, this service could prove to be invaluable to startups.

5. Tracksale

Tracksale could become the Brazilian version of ForeSee, a customer experience analytics firm. It has already lined up more than 500 clients, including Electrolux.
Tracksale uses "highly simplified" questionnaires to obtain spontaneous feedback for its clients in real time. The company generates graphical reports in real-time as well.
Thus far, Tracksale serves companies in physical retail, e-commerce, consumer goods manufacturing, airlines, hotels, healthcare, finance and education. With Google's expertise in data collection, Tracksale could become one of the industry's top players.

CareLuLu is a marketplace that connects parents with licensed daycares and preschools. Instead of spending hours doing research, gathering references and driving around town for site visits, 
CareLuLu offers parents a personalized online search to quickly find safe and affordable daycare options that fit their family's specific needs. is the first online store offering accessibility and competitive prices on musical instruments in the Arab world and on oriental instruments globally.

Gallery AlSharq is a provider of exclusive Middle Eastern stock photography images and digital content, such as: vectors, sound effects, VAS images, and editorials segmented into multiple, unique categories and sourced from reputable experienced photographers from across the region.

GiveSurance is a recurring funding platform for charities that allows supporters to make donations simply through their existing insurance payment while helping insurance brokers add cause marketing to do good and grow their business

Gymtrack builds a system for gyms that allows all of their members to automatically track their workouts,and builds a platform that lets gyms sell virtual personal training to their clients. 
Gymtrack's system installs aftermarket onto any existing piece of gym equipment, and allows for members to wear their existing smartwatches.

LendSquare helps you lend money to small businesses in your neighborhood and get paid back with interest and perks. When people finance businesses they care about, we get better businesses, stronger neighborhoods, and happy lenders.

Mind My Business lets brick-and-mortars know what's happening outside and around their store, and their risks for fines. We take open government data and make it useful for mom-and-pop shops.

Monkimun makes fun and educational language games for kids. 

myTips is Optimizely for customer activation. Build, A/B test and analyze user onboarding experiences without coding.

Nakedroom declutters your life. Schedule one pickup and we'll handle selling, donating, and discarding your unwanted household goods.

ProductBio has built a database that makes shopping and reporting easy and affordable for organizations that have to or want to be sustainable. We automatically index sources of product meta-data, revealing how every product was made to help buyers make decisions in alignment to their requirements and values.

Promolta helps music videos get seen through a targeted network of online publishers. Musicians gain new fans and publishers engage & monetize audiences.

RAIN is an app that helps small businesses effectively reach local customers by making mobile, local marketing easy and affordable. In a few quick steps, businesses can promote themselves using RAIN on all the most popular mobile apps and websites – including everything from Facebook to CNN.

Revivn repurposes unused enterprise hardware by getting it to underserved communities. Once the benefiting communities receive the technology, we then share their empowering stories with the world.

Rover’s iBeacon platform helps retailers deliver a better customer experience by transforming their mobile apps into in-store shopping companions. makes high-quality video ads possible for small businesses. It takes just a few minutes to make a great video ad with

Shopline is a DIY e-commerce platform that allows non-tech-savvy merchants to launch and run self-branded, online shops in minutes. Targeting Chinese-speaking cities in Asia, Shopline is localized for language and payment.

StudySoup is a peer-to-peer learning marketplace for college students. We empower top students to make money by selling notes, study guides and tutoring services.

TrustCloud makes sharing work. We provide trust, safety and performance guarantee products for peer to peer networks.

Uguru is marketplace for peer-to-peer tutoring on college campuses.

Uplette automates, consolidates, and optimizes the mobile advertising experience through the delivery of smart post-ad content. With Uplette, brands and advertisers know who their customers are and how they are converting, boosting customer acquisition by 4.8x and click-throughs by 2x when our proprietary feedback loop is integrated.

UXCam is a tool that allows companies to improve user experience. We visualize data to help developers better understand how users interact with their app and make informed decisions to eliminate customer struggle and improve usability.

Vantage Sports is a technology company that offers premium sports content to enterprises, media, and fans based on its groundbreaking data platform.

WeDidIt helps nonprofits identify more fundraising opportunities from their existing networks by mining social and financial data on their donors. We provide an online platform that organizations use to raise money and research their donor's capacity to give.

Whim is a mobile app that sends you out on a date TONIGHT. They eliminate the extensive search, targeting, messaging, and planning required by existing dating platforms (e.g., Tinder, Hinge, CMB), replacing that model with a dating-on-demand service that brings you curated, same-day dates with singles you have pre-approved.

YogaTrail provides yogis with detailed descriptions and yoga-centric reviews of tens of thousands of yoga venues around the world. Follow your teachers and studios and know when and where to go to class.

Zoomforth helps humanize professional communications. Their media-collection tools coupled with a drag-and-drop visual message creator allows users with no technical or design experience to quickly deliver beautiful microsites.

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