October 25, 2012
Dropmark

^ What do they do?

Run a file sharing service and team collaboration tool.

Why are they special?

  1. Organize photos, videos, docs, and even websites into visual thumbnails under folders that can be shared publicly or specific colleagues
  2. No sign up is required for invited guests
  3. Every collection has a built-in RSS feed for file and invite activity and previews

Are they funded?

Angel seed (undisclosed)

Who are their comps?

Fluxiom, OpenDrive

How do I find them?

Website / Twitter 

What else can you tell me?

Provide API to access and hack your data how you wish. Bookmarklet available.

 

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Filed under: dropmark enterprise web 
September 19, 2012
Citelighter

^ What do they do?

Automate the research citation process.

Why are they special?

  1. Parse and cite most bibliographical information from captured text from a web source with the options to organize and override
  2. Juggle numerous projects and papers at once
  3. Host ‘knowledge cards’, or collections of curated facts, for specific topics

Are they funded?

Angel, MyPadLife profits seed (undisclosed)

Who are their comps?

EasyBib, RefWorks

How do I find them?

Website / Crunchbase / Twitter / Facebook

What else can you tell me?

Allow exporting work to other teammates via Google Docs or email. Pro version recently released for $10/mo. 

August 31, 2012
Layer Vault

^ What do they do?

Provide simple version control, storage, and more for web designers.

Why are they special?

  1. Track each iteration of work with a visual timeline and search specifically historical changes in a certain area with Wormhole
  2. Unlimited storage for projects
  3. Updates are made in real time

Are they funded?

SV Angel, High Line Ventures, betaworks seed ($535K)

Who are their comps?

PixelNovel, Beanstalk

How do I find them?

Website / Facebook / Twitter 

What else can you tell me?

Permit collaboration with team members, including those who are LayerVault customers.

 

July 26, 2012
HomeField

What do they do?

Media management for athletics programs and their coaches.

Why are they special?

  1. Edit and annotate video with specific actions or plays
  2. Share content with specific players, the entire team, other coaches, or fans for review
  3. Draw on top of your video to highlight or point out particular details

Are they funded?

Seed (undisclosed)

Who are their comps?

Hudl,Silicon Coach, UpMyGame

How do I find them?

Website / Crunchbase / Twitter / Facebook

What else can you tell me?

NYC Techstars company. Known CEO Joe Yevoli for a bit of time now, who’s also running the NY Sports Tech Meetup

 

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Filed under: homefield web sports 
July 25, 2012
Take the Interview

What do they do?

Upgrade recruiting for the digital age, serving as a cloud-based video interviewing platform for companies and candidates.

Why are they special?

  1. Post roles, specify close time/date, and invite people directly onto the site
  2. Customize the experience with the questions, sequence, number of attempts to answer a question, additional uploads, and more
  3. Annotate applicant videos with notes to share with the team

Are they funded?

Angel, Dreamit Ventures seed ($775K)

Who are their comps?

HireVue, Interview RocketInterview Studio,Talent Rooster

How do I find them?

Website / Crunchbase / Twitter / Facebook

What else can you tell me?

Worked with VP of Marketing Steven Handy as I was managing hires at Lean Startup Machine. 

July 24, 2012
Glossi

What do they do?

Make displaying all of your social media content look visually appealing.

Why are they special?

  1. Subscribe to your friends’ feeds under the Newstand to catch more of what they share
  2. Users can like and repost “moments” 
  3. Toggle views among “everything”, “articles”, “photos”, and “videos”

Are they funded?

ER Accelerator seed ($25K)

Who are their comps?

About.me, Flavors.me

How do I find them?

Website / Crunchbase / Twitter / Facebook

What else can you tell me?

Working on hosting on a custom domain.

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Filed under: glos.si consumer web 
July 15, 2012
SpaceSplitter

What do they do?

Help roommates establish “ground rules” for living together via customized agreements and manage shared expense payments. 

Why are they special?

  1. Work with property managers to deliver verified rent and utility checks with users paying a small monthly fee to transfer the funds
  2. Partnered with soap.com and drugstore.com to execute and split household shopping lists without roommates exchanging cash directly
  3. Roommate Agreement addresses household chores, invited guests, “quiet hours”, and more to make communication transparent

Are they funded?

Bootstrapped

Who are their comps?

SplitwiseRoommate App, BillsAreIn

How do I find them?

Website / Twitter / Facebook

What else can you tell me?

My friend Rob Caucci recently left his consulting gig at Booz Allen to pursue SpaceSplitter full time and the company has been rocking it after a couple of pivots.

 

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Filed under: spacesplitter web