Enabling the new Business Models
Chris Dixon’s blog has lately emerged as one of the best blogs we read. Lately Chris’ posts has been a lot about early stage funding - something we think a lot about. More recently Chris has been talking about business models, and more specifically advertising based business models. This post discusses that advertising money is spent where people spend their time. Reach a huge...
2 x Gustav speaking at Eurobest
We’re very happy to announce that we’ve been invited to speak at Eurobest - the biggest advertising award show in Europe that’s going down in Amsterdam in late november. It’ll be a joint session with Burt and CP+B and me (Gustav von Sydow) and Gustav Martner will be talking about: [[MORE]]Remix: What Advertising Can Learn From The New Pop Culture Gustav Martner, Executive...
DEMO '09, first day impressions
So the first day at DEMO has passed. We’re tempted to already write a post on the differences between TechCrunch50 and DEMO, but we’ll do that once everything has had some time to sink in. What is obvious is the difference of the format: DEMO has no panel judges, in favor of a format where the judges comment after each session. The result of this is a lot more attention directed to...
Demo at DEMO
Update: The video from our presentation is up. Check it out here. Wow! We’re done! What a blast! [[MORE]]It’s was interesting presenting Rich - a product that none of the audience would actually use, but that everyone benefits from, in the form of better advertising. We’re really happy with how the presentation went, and how the audience responded. Thanks everyone for having...
Launching Rich on DEMO
So last year we had a blast presenting at Techcrunch50, and earlier this year we had a great time talking about Burt at Plugg. And now it’s time to make an appearance on the mother of all launching conferences, DEMO. And since the last Swedish company presenting a product there wasSkype, this naturally feels kind of cool :) [[MORE]]So on wed. 23 sep at 12:25, we’ll present Rich, a...
Arrived at DEMO
We’ve arrived in San Diego for DEMO fall ‘09! Brace yourselves! The first thing we noticed was the impressive greeting from everyone, and how incredibly well organized everything is. Really, truly impressive! I guess that comes from running a show for close to 20 years. Anyway, lots to do and very little time to write. I give you images instead.[[MORE]]
We’ve spent a couple of days in Venice Beach. We’re living the high life Hank Moody-style - writing at coffeeshops throughout Venice. In our case we’re writing business and marketing plans and code instead of fiction. Basically it works like this: We’re up until too late, having a really late dinner with a couple of beers. Next day, we wake up at 7am, and Gustav is the...
On the road
Between conferences we’ve spent the day on the road. We started the day with some Silicon Valley sightseeing: Visiting the HP garage, Standford University, the Googleplex and 1 infinite loop. You don’t get to have more fun if you’re a start-up geek. Leaving Silicon Valley for a conference in San Diego we travelled along Highway 1. It’s a breathtaking coast. [[MORE]]It...
TechCrunch50 2009, day 2
We’re beat after having a BLAST yesterday at the W. Great meeting the friends and new friends of Burt: Ayelet Noff, Sean Percival, Steve Chen, Dave McClure (“He’s the AARRR guy!”), Mike Butcher, Robin Wauters, Drew Houston (“We’ll marry you in Amsterdam”), and all those I’ve forgot to mention! For us the most significant day was Day 1, but Day 2 had...
TechCrunch50 2009, day 1
Revisiting the TechCrunch50 conference as an alumni company is great! You get all the fun and attention and none of the pressure. And besides that, you already know people so you don’t have to linger around like you’re out of a scene from Dumb & Dumber.[[MORE]] It’s great to see that monetization is back in the game. That was apparent with both the presentations as well...
It's that time of year - Techcrunch50
Time to take a trip down memory lane. It’s been almost a year since me and Gustav M presented an early prototype of Copybox at Techcrunch50 2008. What have we learned since then? Well, as it turns out, building a word processor is really hard. And building one that revolutionizes creative writing is even harder.[[MORE]] Copybox by Burt at Techcrunch50 2008 from Gustav von Sydow...