Posts tagged with Start Me Up

Start me up! A profile of mobile payment app Droplet

Last year saw a number of interesting developments in mobile payments, most notably Visa’s NFC trials and the battle for dominance among mobile card readers.

However one UK startup is hoping to steal a march on its competitors with a new mobile app that allows users to transfer money and make payments for free.

Droplet has already achieved success among merchants and consumers in Birmingham and now aims to take its service nationwide.

To find out more, I spoke to CTO and co-founder Will Grant...


Start Me Up! A profile of AirlineHunter

There are a number of airline aggregators available online, and in general they provide a very useful service for travellers.

However one new startup hopes to wrestle control of the market from the established players by focusing on usability.

To find out more about, I spoke to marketing director Petra Vaskovych...


Start Me Up! A profile of adeven

Based in Berlin, adeven is a mobile analytics and ad verification company, which aims to enable advertisers and agencies to understand and optimise effective mobile campaigns in real time. 

We asked the three founders, Christian Henschel, Paul H. Müller and Manuel Kniep to explain the business model and the company's future plans. 


Start Me Up! A profile of Owned it

Owned it is a new social commerce platform that aims to help online retailers increase conversions through social referrals.

We've been asking the team behind Owned it about the platform, its business model, and their plans for world domination...


Start Me Up! A profile of Knitd

The internet has opened up hundreds of different ways of accessing content online, which is fantastic from a consumer perspective.

However it has also meant that monetising content is extremely difficult for publishers as people expect to read and watch things online for free.

Knitd, a new web and iPhone app, aims to solve this problem by allowing journalists to sell their articles on an individual basis using a micropayment system.

The model is similar to iTunes, with the idea being that readers won’t mind paying a few pence for a single article.

It sounds like an interesting solution, so I spoke to CTO Richard Sams and CEO James York to find out more...


Start Me Up! A profile of Tamome

While the affiliate model has worked very well online, there is a need for a solution which helps publishers to make the most of mobile.

This is what Tamome has been launched to achieve. I've been asking CEO and founder Christian Louca about the company, and its plans for the future... 


Start Me Up! A profile of Job Bounties

Job Bounties is founded by recruitment entrepreneur, James Uffindell, who believes the UK recruitment industry is far too expensive, with the cost per hire in the UK double that in the US.

To counter this, he recently launched Job Bounties, which takes the principles of social recruitment databases like LinkedIn and adds a new type of social P2P business model that isn’t advertising revenue based or controlled by recruitment agencies.

I've been asking James about the thinking behind Job Bounties, and its plans for the future. 


Start Me Up! A profile of wishgenie

Wishgenie is a social platform which allows its users to club together to buy gifts for their friends. 

I've been asking CEO David Berney about the business model and the company's plans...


Start Me Up! A profile of IdeaPlane

IdeaPlane is a startup that brings enterprise social networking to companies in regulated industries, such as finance, that might otherwise have been reticent about embracing social technologies. 

I caught up with CEO and founder James Fabricant, himself a former executive at MySpace, to find out more about his vision for the company and the future of the industry.

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Start Me Up! A profile of Taggstar

It’s not easy for publishers to make money online. Competition for eyeballs and ad revenues is fierce, so website owners need to be savvy to any possible avenues for monetisation.

Taggstar aims to give publishers a new way of monetising images by adding layers of content to make them interactive and shareable.

The company is already working with a wide range of media partners including MSN, Sky Living, The Telegraph, Hearst Magazines and The Independent, and last month launched a public version of its technology platform. 

Early engagement rates have been consistently high, ranging from an average of 12% to almost 40% for certain high profile celebrities.

So to find out more about how Taggstar works and its plan for growth I spoke to CEO and founder Fraser Robinson...


Start Me Up! A profile of Rare Crowds

Rare Crowds is a startup which aims to help publishers and ad networks get more value for their ad inventory by creating a new type of premium inventory. 

I've been asking CEO and Founder Eric Picard about the business model and his immediate and long term goals for the company...


Start Me Up! A profile of the NimbleNetwork

The NimbleNetwork, which launched yesterday, is the first ever peer to peer deal sharing network. 

I've been asking Prashant Nedungadi, Founder & CEO of NimbleCommerce, about the startup and its plans for the future...

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