The ‘8 out of 10 Startups Fail’ Statistic Is a Myth

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Eight of out 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months. This statistic is essentially canon in the startup story. It has been quoted and re-quoted hundreds of thousands of times to discourage bad ideas and inspire great ones. CEOs, business managers, IT guys…


How to Hire the Right Kind of Product Manager for Each Startup Phase

By | May 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in, the definition of “great” can vary considerably. Different phases require different skill sets and sensibilities. You can easily find a product manager who’s a great fit for a…



How To Grow Your Startup 3000% In The First Year

By | May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Imagine issuing a press release for your startup announcing an almost 3000% year-over-year growth. I recently joined LemonStand, a Vancouver-based SaaS eCommerce platform startup as VP Growth, and I’ve spent a good chunk of my first few weeks digging into where we’re at, …


Demystifying the Customer Acquisition Cost

By | May 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

For many small and medium sized businesses (SMB), the customer acquisition cost (CAC) is a vague term. But it’s one of several metrics that can help manage a growing business. The simplest way to look at it in layman terms is for (x) paying…


San Diego

Compare Medical Out of Pocket Costs with Doctible

By | May 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The transparent economy has gone to the new level – medical. These days it’s nearly impossible to shop around and compare the prices on medical procedures and checkups. Doctible, a new startup launched in San Diego, is about to change that with the power of…




Moff Redefines Playtime with a Wristband

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

As any parent who has stepped painfully on a stray LEGO, broken their back picking up balls and blocks off the floor, and stocked away yet another box full of ‘unplayable’ toys will tell you – toys have taken over our lives. Toys are expensive,…


Essential Software for a Smooth Startup Launch

By | Nov 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It is not that big of a secret that running a startup has its share of both pros and cons. While the perks of being an entrepreneur include immense satisfaction of having no one to answer to, they are always perfectly counterbalanced with a…


MoboMarket: The iTunes for Your Android Phone

By | Apr 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm

While owning a smartphone is pretty common nowadays, keeping the resources on those phones managed might be the trickiest part for many of us. On many mobile operating systems, there is at least one application that would allow it properly interface with a PC…



Farrago Comics is Spotify for Comic Books

By | Apr 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

It could be argued that the golden age of the comic book has long passed, but there’s still plenty of diehard fans along with a number of comic books and graphic novels that are still going strong, attracting new readers on a regular basis.  However, like most…


Maker Hunt: The Community of Makers

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

We all know and love Product Hunt: the team, the hunters, the moderators and… don’t forget the people who actually made the products you browse and upvote every day. In the community they’re called “makers” and they’re multiplying by the hundreds. In fact, they …


Los Angeles

Voice-to-Emoji Translation Now Available with Speeji

By | Apr 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

What do you get when you combine voice translation and emojis? If you’re an iOS user, you get Speeji. Developed in partnership with Beverly Hills’ Thunderbolt Studios, Speeji turns voice messages into emojis for sharing via text message, social media, or email. Founded by…


6 Free Apps for Startup Entrepreneurs to Save Money

By | Mar 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Startup entrepreneurs often need to juggle many roles, ranging from administrative assistant and accountant to project manager and marketer. But thanks to technology, things have become much smoother. Today, there is a wealth of apps available to help small businesses streamline …


5 Reasons Why Startups Should Use Explainer Videos

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Visual forms of communication is what our brains are hardwired to recognize. We are quick to visuals, motions and as we skim through pages of information, we are sure to endure the entire length of an explainer video. Over the past few years, we…


5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Blog for Your Startup

By | Mar 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If there ever was a powerful tool to supercharge your business endeavors, it has to be blogging. Be it about generating more leads or to engage with the existing customers, a blog is a great way to communicate your thoughts and expertise on the…


Shrick is the Social Network for Action Sports

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

Action sports enthusiasts are really taking the internet by storm. As vibrant and outgoing as action sports athletes are, it’s no wonder their followers are coming in and thriving on social media. The market has been created and lead by the likes of Red…


Tel Aviv

Israel’s High-Tech Boom is Far From Over

By | Feb 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Silicon Valley is home to many of the world’s most renowned technology companies. From mammoths like Apple, Google, Facebook, and eBay, to startups like Firebase, Optimizely and Lyft; the area is well known for producing the best tech products on Earth. However, just about…

Product Launch

Agile: Not Dead; Not a Silver Bullet

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm

So everyone seems to be on a bandwagon, saying that agile is dead. People like to go extremes to create unnecessary turbulence at times. I would not go that far. Agile did have a strong following for the last 10 years and we have seen…