Day: March 27, 2011


Buzzwords might earn you venture capital, but they won’t make a good product.

Your startup is social. Local. Mobile. Viral. Paradigm-shifting. Minimalist. Disruptive. Stealth. Scalable. Agile. Robust. Curated. Perhaps it even uses the social graph. Maybe it will pivot. Guess what? You’re not alone. Somehow, every other startup has had the same idea – and it isn’t helping anybody.


Why Color will fail (and how your social startup can succeed)

Color, the latest golden child of Silicon Valley, has recently received $41 million in venture capital. Pre-launch. Despite this gargantuan show of monetary support from some of the Valley’s biggest names, there are a number of inherent faults with the service which will make it very difficult, if not impossible, for this fledgling startup to succeed.