Gobble raises $1.2 million

A special congrats to Ooshma at Gobble — she has just raised $1.2 million according to TechCrunch. I remember when I first heard the idea for Gobble and I brainstormed with Ooshma to try and calculate how feasible the idea–or the

Infiltrating any startup

The next Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are among us. They’re run by founders who refuse to sell their companies and have staggering revenue and growth. In Startups Open Sourced, I asked cofounder of Airbnb.com Brian Chesky a few questions about

Why are the founders so honest in Startups Open Sourced?

I read an article tonight on TechCrunch about Octopart, and it left me with some dissatisfaction. It’s not that TechCrunch is bad at writing about startups, and in fact I’m glad that they’ve chosen to focus on less sexy startups

Laid Off or Lonely, You May Be Lucky

Before Dennis Crowley created foursquare, he started Dodgeball. The circumstances of being laid off at the same time as his cofounder led them to work together which would set off the chain of events that led to Dodgeball’s creation. Eventually,

Startups Open Sourced, 1 Week Later: $10,000+ in Revenue

PayPal account: $1,555.18 AppSumo.com 1-day special: $8,211 (keep $3,167) * AppSumo.com sales: $1,590 (keep $708.75) Lulu.com account: $206.91 Bulk affiliate sale: $700 Total revenue generated, including affiliates:  $12,263.09 Personal gross revenue: $6,337.84 Total investment cost: $2,000 ($1,000 editing, $800 transcription,

What’s up, Reddit?

As you sit there in your computer lab, procrastinating the homework that’s due in a couple of hours, I wanted to remind you that you’ll soon be getting a boring job. Are you absolutely certain you want to do that?

There’s no problem in Silicon Valley

There was an article written by Hermione Way called “The problem with Silicon Valley is Itself.” The article can best be summarized in Hermione’s own words: Living in San Francisco since January, I’ve interviewed around two hundred startups and there’s

Weebly: Be Content With Modest Growth

When I read that Weebly was pushing forward profitably, I recalled the interview I did with David Rusenko several months ago. Weebly doesn’t get talked about a lot, but it’s one of those startups I really wanted to do when

Grooveshark’s Interview

Tags: programmer, cofounder search, undergrad founder, hiring, VC funded, school worker, undergrad dropout, design-focused, major league player (Top 50 ranked site, Alexa top 1,000) Overview: Grooveshark started in 2006 with the goal of competing with piracy and becoming the #1