I kept spotting something as I researched this interview with GotCast’s CEO, Alec Shankman. The site’s users kept linking to their GotCast profile pages, asking everyone to “vote for me.”
GotCast took American’s…
I was wrong. I assumed the founders of Eve.com lost everything. Not only did co-founder Mariam Naficy tell me that she didn’t lose it all, she jokingly offered to show me a copy of the check she got for her part of the business. (Maybe it wasn’t a joke. Let me know what you think after you listen.)
Today Miriam is running Minted.com, which creates beautifully designed stationary and invitations that are crowds-sourced.
Back when Starbucks was just a startup, Steven Dietz’s firm invested in it and helped it grow. It also backed Costco, PetSmart, Office Depot, Zany Brainy, Egghead, a number of other well-known brands. In this interview you’ll hear how…
After working for two years as a sewer cleaner, Murray Smith says he started noticing that the owners of the company he worked for weren’t academically smarter than he was. If they managed to build a multi-million dollar business, maybe he could too.
Jahanzeb Sherwani just wanted an easy way to control his computer from the couch using his iPhone. What he launched was pretty basic, but it touched a nerve. Turns out there were lots of other people who wanted to do the same. Actually, they didn’t just want to control their computers, they wanted to see their computers from their iPhones. And they had other ideas too.
There’s nothing technically revolutionary about the technology that Jen Boulden used to launch Ideal Bite, but what she did with it is impressive. She used Constant Contact to send out an email newsletter that a “designer slash intern” created.
Listen to the full interview to hear: How she grew that mailing list. How she got high rates for her ads. And why she sold Ideal Bite to Disney for $20 million.
charity: water, the non-profit founded by Scott Harrison, doesn’t just give you facts like, “Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.”
It has a blog with moving photos, like one of children in the developing world waiting for cows to finish drinking dirty water so they could have some too. Then, when you care, charity: water gives you…