Lots of buzz out there today following TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's talk at the SF Future of Web Apps Summit.
Winners (all have beeb acquired): Writely, del.icio.us, Userplane, Flickr, Weblogs, Inc., Myspace, Bloglines, Truveo, Grouper, Skype, Newroo
Very good bets: Digg, Facebook YouTube, Photobucket, Zoho, Stumble Upon, Popsugar, PlentyofFish, Netvibes. Mike said he could be an executive at any of the companies, it would be Digg, which also drives 20 percent of TechCrunch traffic.
Ones to watch: Jobster, Riya, Zillow, Flock, Sharpcast, Rocketboom, 1-800-FREE411, oDesk, Second Life, WordPress
What were they thinking: Inform, Gather, PubSub, Browzor, Jigsaw, Squidoo
Avoid: Social networking, social bookmarking, video, photos, blogging/podcasting platforms, portal/homepages, feed readers
Big potential: Platforms, desktop apps (ported to online), office efficiency, cloud storage, identity, developer tools, market destruction (such as 1-800-FREE411), enterprise
Here are the shared attributes of those winners and losers:
|WINNERS ||LOSERS |
|Passion for what they are doing ||Lifestyle/ego entrepreneurs |
|Do something extraordinary ||Forget about scaling |
|Remove serious friction ||Spent too much money |
|Great founder dynamics ||Poor founder, team choices |
|Never raise big money or raise it after you have won ||Raised too much money |
|Perfect revenue model is not required ||Over business-planned |
|Launched with post on TechCrunch ||Launched with post on TechCrunch|
Dead2.0 has a nice post - that's where I got the table above and Dan Farber's notes were used to create this post.
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Friday, September 15, 2006
Nice formatting on your comments :)
Arrington certainly was straightforward. I have some audio clips posted here:
# posted by : 9:26 PM, September 15, 2006
I know, I know ... My comment format is really bad. Haven't spent enough time with the Blogger code to get it right. They don't make it easy, I'll tell you that much. You'd think it would be simple. WYSIWYG or something. In fact, it is a total pain in the butt. Tell you what: You keep commenting, and I'll try to make it look better in the next week or so. Ok? Thanks for the note.
# posted by George Nimeh : 9:49 PM, September 15, 2006