Tag: Startups

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Prefundia: Before You Launch On Kickstarter…

Not all that long ago, I crowdfunded something. Climbur, to be exact. It didn’t go so well. I raised a few hundred dollars from friends and family, but not nearly the amount I was hoping to raise from the community at large. Even as the Editor of DailyTekk, a decent-sized tech blog, I was not […]

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Sessions: Online Health Coaching that Works

Health (and everything it encompasses like exercising and eating right) is so important, but far to few people (myself included) really nail down an awesome (much less effective) health routine. My wife and I have often complained how much easier it must be for celebrities with their personal trainers. To put it delicately, if you’ve […]

Startup Stories: Onesheet

I’ve spent some time in the music industry and there aren’t a lot of really useful tools out there for musicians. There are some, as we’ve catalogued, but one of the best is definitely Onesheet. So, I recently interviewed Brenden Mulligan, the design-focused, product-oriented entrepreneur behind the service. Aside from this project, he’s also created TipList, Webbygram, MorningPics, and PhotoPile and […]

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Picture Interview: Dave Fowler, Founder of Chartio

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty intrigued by data (from data visualization tools to Big Data), so naturally I was interested in learning more about Chartio, “The easiest business dashboard you’ll ever use.” You pop your data in and Chartio makes it look nice and readable. It’s definitely worth a look if you are […]

This is a picture of our second beta box. For our first shipment we used glue to secure the samples. That went horribly! We iterated and changed the packaging to include tissue paper and wrapped packages. It worked much better and contributed to the feeling of Birchbox being a "gift" you can buy for yourself.

Startup Stories: Birchbox—Discover Beauty and Grooming Products

What if you could get hand-picked beauty, grooming and lifestyle products delivered to your house for just $10 a month? Save time, get recommendations, lots of choice? Well you can thanks to Birchbox, the startup that is doing nothing short of redefining the retail process. From TIME to Marie Claire to ADWEEK to Us Weekly, […]

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Inside Path, the BMW of Social Networks (Pics)

Path, the social network born in the mobile era that caters to your close friends and family (like 150 connections or less), is on a roll. Last April, Path snagged a $250 million valuation and just recently passed the 2 million user mark. Dave Morin, Path’s CEO, recently said, “If Facebook is like a Chevy, we’re […]

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Startup Stories: Slice, the Service that Organizes Everything You Buy

When I first read about Slice and investigated their website, I was impressed (to say the least). It’s one of those services that makes you think, “Wow, why hasn’t someone thought of that before now,” and “How did I live without it.” It’s that useful. Essentially, Slice tracks your packages to the extreme; you can […]

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Startup Stories: Contactually

DailyTekk has long been a fan of Contactually, the startup that brings you better relationship management in your email, ever since we discovered them while researching resources to feature in a roundup titled 50 Ways to Make Email More Productive and Enjoyable. I’m sure glad we asked Zvi, the CEO and co-founder, to tell us […]

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Startup Stories: Expensify

Prepare to laugh and learn on this edition of Startup Stories where we get a first-hand glimpse into the genesis of Expensify, whose playful slogan “Expense reports that don’t suck” should clue you in to the fact that this is no boring story. David Barrett, Expensify’s founder who has been a programmer since age 6, who ironically […]

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45 Simple Yet Profound Startup Insights

It is a truism that you can see further by standing on the shoulders of giants and this article is geared toward helping you do just that. It is packed full of inspirational and informative gold nuggets that will help any founder or startup team power through to the end zone. I’ve collected, broken down […]

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Can’t Miss Startup Advice (November)

Welcome to the fourth edition of CMSA. If you like this series TRUST ME you don’t want to miss the motherlode coming out on Monday. Now down to business. DailyTekk loves startups, especially tech startups. We do everything we can to expose companies we think are awesome as well as to support budding entrepreneurs. To […]

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CustomMade’s Top Takeaways from the Google Ventures Founder & CEO Summit

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mike Salguero, the CEO and Co-Founder of CustomMade—the world’s largest online marketplace for hiring makers to create exactly what you want. To learn more, visit CustomMade.com or follow them on Facebook and @CustomMade. A mixture of hard work and luck got CustomMade into the portfolio for Google Ventures. (Not too shabby, considering they’ve […]

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10 Random Startups You Can’t Live Without #1

As I go throughout my normal day/routine, I am constantly running into awesome startups and services. As I furiously catalog/favorite/bookmark these items I realize that there are some that really stand apart as beyond cool or useful. I’m toying with starting a new weekly/bi-weekly series that combines these amazing startups into a quick list. The […]

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100 Ways to Shop It Like It’s Hot (Categorized)

Whether you like it or not your life basically revolves around shopping. From the fun (clothes, gadgets) to the boring (groceries) you are constantly buying stuff for yourself and for others so whether shopping online and off wouldn’t you prefer to do it with a little style? This post is #28 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series […]

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30 Ways to Identify and Incorporate the Latest Trends

If you want to be on top of the latest trends, you can. It’s as simple as that. Most people just don’t know how to effectively harness the best new ideas, services and products. That is what this article is about: identifying and incorporating the latest trends. A trend is simply the general direction in […]

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Vote Smarter: 28 Resources for Election 2012

Want to vote smarter? Now you can. Voting hasn’t changed all that much since our country began hundreds of years ago. Now, thanks to technology, you can check the facts, find politicians whose values most closely align with yours, see which of your friends are registered to vote (or not) and analyze whose receiving the […]

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Can’t Miss Startup Advice (September)

A lot has happened since the last startup advice post here on DailyTekk that I’m sure you don’t want to miss. First, we explored the issue of failure and whether or not it was fatal. The responses will give you courage and hope in your quest to start your own business. Second, we explored the […]

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300 Vizify Invites: Turn Your Life Into a Stunning Infographic!

We’ve mentioned Vizify, the service that turns your life into a mega-cool “graphical bio” before here on DailyTekk (see Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources). What I really like about Vizify is that it makes it so easy to let people get to know who you are. Essentially, it’s a much cooler, more interactive […]

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10 Startups to Help You Find the Perfect Apartment to Rent

When it’s time to look for an apartment, try going beyond the usual culprits like Rent.com and Apartments.com and try an innovative new site like one of the 10 excellent startups listed below. From organizing an apartment search to getting important input from roommates to seeing what is within walking distance of your new home, […]

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Men Hate Buying Clothes But These Sites Make Clothes Shopping Look Good

Guys, there’s nothing worse than shopping for clothes… am I right? Thanks to some awesome startups and a few established brands as well, shopping for clothes doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt any longer. How about clothes delivered right to your door once a month? Check. How about a personal stylist who […]