Seth Godin segue to a new Genotrope Feature

Seth Godin wrote a great post today How to make money on the Internet. The essence of the post is that value is created by helping companies and users “connect”. Although he didn’t mention it, I assume that connect “efficiently” is key to providing the most value. The search engine that connects you with theContinue reading “Seth Godin segue to a new Genotrope Feature”

Want to Learn Web Marketing? see Startonomics and Hubspot

If you are in the business of attracting and turning web visitors into customers, there are two resources that offer incredible value. Hubspot the Cambridge based inbound marketing company has many free tools, resources and webinars that are very valuable for companies looking to improve their web marketing presence. Web Site Grader and Twitter GraderContinue reading “Want to Learn Web Marketing? see Startonomics and Hubspot”


Genotrope Record: Unidesk Funding Status: Series A Investors: Matrix, Northbridge Founders or Execs past companies: LiveVault, AppIQ, Oatsystems Industry: Software virtualization, PC lifecycle management Offering Description: Unidesk is developing the next generation of enterprise desktop management software that lets IT and end users both have it “their way,” and eliminates the need to choose betweenContinue reading “Unidesk”

Early Stage Mobile Companies present at Mobile Mondays

This upcoming Monday, November 17th from 7-9 pm, Mobile Monday Boston will turn the stage over to 9 Early Stage Mobile Companies. Each company will get 5 minutes to present. Following the presentations will be product demonstrations and a social cocktail hour. It looks like it will be a great event and another indication thatContinue reading “Early Stage Mobile Companies present at Mobile Mondays”

Paul Graham wants you to be a cockroach

Well, he states in his post Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy “”For years I’ve been telling founders that the surest route to success is to be the cockroaches of the corporate world.” I am always up for a good biological metaphor when describing business and am particularly fond of bugs, soContinue reading “Paul Graham wants you to be a cockroach”

Microsoft goes after Startup Market: Plentyoffish the poster child

BizSpark is the new program recently announced by Microsoft to provide development tools, platform technologies, and production licenses of server products to start ups. I had always thought that they were missing the boat by ignoring the requirements of early stage companies and letting Sun, Amazon and others have free reign to cater to theContinue reading “Microsoft goes after Startup Market: Plentyoffish the poster child”


Genotrope Record: RetireHub Funding Status: Seed Investors: ? Founders or Execs past companies: Fidelity Investments Industry: Online Financial, B2C Offering Description: Retirement Planning & Investment Management A completely new approach.  We combine high-quality analytics and investment management services with web-based delivery in an innovative, refreshingly efficient way.