Date Archives December 2009

NYC startup scene: give hope to the dream

Matt Blumberg of Return Path and Michael Karnjanaprakorn of All Day Buffet just added their thoughts to blogosphere commentary on the revival of the NYC startup scene.  Here’s what I’ve been thinking about: it’s all about the young dreamers. People talk about the cost of living in New York, but that is a red herring. … Continue reading

App(le) Clue(less)

The NY Times article today on Apple’s App Store shows that our favorite Cupertino company still hasn’t got a clue. “I absolutely think this is the future of great software development and distribution,” says Philip Schiller, head of worldwide product marketing at Apple. The future of software development? It is more like a throwback to… Continue reading

What is your customer acquisition strategy? (startup marketing tactics)

“What is your growth strategy?” It is a classic question from VCs to early-stage consumer Internet companies, and one often difficult to answer at such an early point in a company’s life cycle because you have not yet seen which specific tactics work best.  There is usually no silver bullet answer, just a lot of… Continue reading