Social application for photos
Shipping API for e-commerce companies
Solar panels powered by robotics
Flash sales for toddlers and young mothers
Online auction platform
Delivery transportation network
Totsy was part of the flash sale fad that permeated throughout America from 2007-2012, which included companies such as OneKingsLane, Zulily, and Fab.
The economic downturn in 2007/2008 contributed to the rapid rise of flash sale companies. As traditional retailers, particularly high end brands, struggled to sell inventory, the flash sale concept became an easy way for manufacturers to unload excess inventory.
However, as the economy began to recover, so did the demand ...
Shipbeat was company offering a shipping API that attempted to solve the parcel delivery problems that many small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses faced. Shipbeat essentially aggregated services of leading parcel delivery companies, such as UPS, Fedex, Royal Mail, Deutsche Post, and DHL etc., to help businesses streamline the logistics of shipping and to give their customers all of the delivery options they desired.
In a postmortem, Shipbeat's former CEO Kenneth Svenningsen detailed the reasons ...
Color Labs was once a red-hot Bay Area startup with whose founders managed to raise $41 million before they even released a product (a situation that sounds similar to music app Crowdmix's failure). Now, the company has become known as a cautious tale of the "tech bubble 2.0".
Color Labs' massive pre-product funding came from investor trust in the track record of co-founders Bill Nguyen and Peter Pham. Nguyen was well known ...
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