talentGraphz Record: Savewave Funding Status: Series A Founders Backgrounds: Upromise, Jingle Networks Investors: Flybridge, First Round Capital, Founder Collective Industry:  B2B, digital promotion, distribution, and rewards fulfillment company Offering Description: SaveWave is building a platform to enable consumer packaged goods brands and retailers to promote their products and services to all consumers through fully digitalContinue reading “Savewave”

Startup Hiring Mistakes

I was reading QuickSprout one of my GOTO start-up blogs last night and this post really hit home. Are you Making These Mistakes? Neil Patel asks 10 successful entrepreneurs who have all created companies that are worth at least 50 million dollars, what their biggest business mistake was. Half of the ten named a hiringContinue reading “Startup Hiring Mistakes”

Stamp Mobile

Genotrope Record:  Stamp Mobile Funding Status: Seed Founders Backgrounds: Urban Interactive, Blackstone Group Investors: ? Industry: Mobile Applications, Mobile Commerce Offering Description: Stamp’s loyalty program is a different breed. Points, rewards, customer management tools — sure, we have that. But we also provide the spark to help you build real relationships with your customers.

Project Concord

Genotrope Record: Project Concord seems like a tempory name Funding Status: Series A Founders Backgrounds: Pixamo, Endeca Investors: Alpond Capita *see comments Industry: Video, Online Entertainment Offering Description: convenient and legal access to top movies and TV shows – but without the unwanted commercials or the need to reach into your wallet.

Technology Companies to Watch in 2010

There are a couple of new companies started this year that are on our radar. They have known founders and are embarking on a new venture in emerging markets. It should be interesting to watch as they lauch their products or services this year. Akiba is based in Boston and the founders come from Nexaweb, Fundtech,Continue reading “Technology Companies to Watch in 2010”


Genotrope Record:  Micronotes Funding Status:  Seed Round Founders Backgrounds:  Okena (Cisco), Entegra, Akamai Investors: ? Industry:  Mobile, Consumer Finance, B2C Marketing Offering Description: Micronotes interactive direct marketing system enables consumer brands to mass-produce face-to-face sales interviews to deliver highly relevant offers to a target audience driving sales at lower cost than existing platforms.


Genotrope Record: thredUP currently hiring Funding Status:  Seed Founders Backgrounds: Microsoft, Foley Hoag, Investors: ? Industry: Consumer Web Offering Description: We did some real thinking and figured out this whole idea of more efficient exchange makes a lot of sense for two reasons. First, most people bore easily, clothes included; second, buying stylish new clothesContinue reading “thredUP”