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Smart Luggage Is (Almost) Here Thanks To Bluesmart
So there’s a good chance you have a Smart TV sitting in your living room, and your car, well it’s probably pretty smart too, oh and that phone in your pocket, Smartphone right? Yes, we are living in a world of “smart” things and the next innovation is something that as a frequent traveler I […] - Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:30
Yahoo Tech Thinks .COM Will Be “just one fish in the sea”
This is a debate that has been front-and-center in the domain community and will only continue to get more intensely debated as time goes by. Will .COM rise in value and remain the gold standard or will it get lost in the sea of new top level domains? The reason this is such a hot […] - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 14:41
Warner Music Group Acquires
If you’re a Spotify fan then there’s a good chance you know about, if not think of it as one of the top places to share Spotify playlists. The company was originally called but they choose to shorten the name and rebrand to The company has currently raised a bit under $1M ... - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 19:50
Does size matter? It just might when it comes to the new domain name extensions
I was talking to another startup founder today about the new domain extensions, and yes, like most startup founders this is someone very far removed from the domain name industry. He said something that got me thinking, “I would only buy short domain extensions, I like the two character extensions the most.”  This isnR... - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 22:13
What Startups Should Know About .NYC Domain Names
The time has come, .NYC officially launches tomorrow. It has been one of the most-anticipated new domain extensions to hit the market and after the success of similar TLDs like .BERLIN, the bar has been set pretty high. Of course, just like physical real estate in NYC, ownership isn’t available to everyone. Only New York [̷... - Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 20:18
The Battle Begins – Apple, Facebook, and Google take on PayPal
There’s a storm brewing in Silicon Valley, and it’s centered around a race to become the new standard for sending and receiving payments online. The world is changing and I’m pretty sure we’re all going to look back on things like credit cards and say, “wow, remember when you had to use one of those to p... - Monday, October 6, 2014 - 13:45
3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of A Domain Name Conference
Well it’s official, TRAFFIC is less than 30 days away and that means that Domain Investors around the world are gearing-up for an exciting week of learning, networking, and my favorite – doing deals. I have been to more domain conferences than I can count on one hand and over the years have learned a […] - Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 18:21
From 9 to 30 – how Keen IO has managed to scale without losing touch with the team
I have written about Keen IO before, in case you missed some of my earlier posts about them, they are a fellow Techstars alum that recently raised 11.3M. As with most startups, as more money comes in, more people join the team. Most startups struggle to keep team cohesion as the team grows and startups […] - Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:14
How Uniregistry Can Put An End To Forgotten Domains
If you own more than a handful of domains there’s a good chance that they are spread across multiple registrars. As time goes by it is easy to lose track of where all your domains are registered and when each expires. Couple this with an old email address at one of your registrar accounts and […] - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:27
Two Articles Every Founder Should Read About Burn Rate
Startup burn rates are always a hot topic and over the last week some very big names in the startup world have weighed-in to share their opinions. Since I know my blog is read by more than just startup founders I guess now would be a good time to explain what burn rate is. Burn […] - Monday, September 29, 2014 - 21:0
Weekend Musings
Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. As many of you know this has been one of the busiest times in my entire life. Techstars Demo Day was September 3rd and since then we have been meeting with investors non-stop. This has left me with very little time to blog but a lot […] - Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 18:30
How Startups Can Sock It To Cybersquatters
Cybersquatters. They drive me absolutely crazy, and I’m not alone. Before I go-into ways in which startups can get their names back from squatters I wanted to clearly define what a Cybersquatter is. First things first. There’s a big difference between “Domain Investors” and “Cybersquatters” –... - Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 21:35
My Favorite New .CLUB Websites
It’s no secret that .CLUB has been one of the top new domain name extensions (new gTLDs) to hit the market. Along with being the first new extension to hit 100,000 paid registrations they also have seen very strong adoption from entrepreneurs all over the world. As many of you know, what excites me the […] - Monday, September 22, 2014 - 20:22
What new domain name extension do you think has been the biggest success so far?
I thought now would be as good a good time to get a pulse on what the industry sees as a success and failure in the new domain name extension space. First let me just say, it’s still early, very early, and this will undoubtedly change over time. Also what metrics are important? We all know that […] - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 15:9
Meet the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Winner – Alfred
This year TechCrunch held their annual conference in San Francisco (there is also a Disrupt NYC) and picked a winner from 26 “Battlefield” companies. The winner walks away with a check for $50,000 and the everlasting glow that comes from winning Disrupt.   The winner this year is Alfred ( or www.alfred... - Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:6 Spends $50,000 to get
There are plenty of options when it comes to domain extensions, after .com many a start up has chosen the .io, .co, or the .me to name a few. Yet for many there still is that desire to trade up to the .com. Today was another example of that with selling for $50,000. […] - Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:55
Fashion Metric Featured on Product Hunt - Please Upvote
Today is an incredibly exciting day for us, along with presenting at Techstars Demo Day we also just found-out that we have been featured on Product Hunt. If you don’t know what Product Hunt is, suffice it to say it is one of the best places for startups to get exposure for their products. A […] - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:29
Big Day Tomorrow
Well tomorrow is a major day for Fashion Metric so I’m going to keep this post incredibly short. Daina presents to a room of about 1,000 people along with ten other companies that are part of our Techstars class. We also just found-out that Fashion Metric will also be featured on Product Hunt tomorrow and […] - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 22:35
Two Easy Ways To Setup A Directory Website
Directory Websites can be a great way to generate passive income, especially if you have a good domain name to go along with it. At the same time, it’s important to understand that unless you already have a steady stream of traffic just putting up a directory won’t suddenly send people to your site – […] - Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:51
Weekend Musings – Techstars Demo Day
The last two weeks have probably been the busiest weeks of our entire lives as we prepare for what’s coming on Wednesday – Techstars Demo Day. As many of you know, we have been going through the Techstars startup accelerator here in Austin. Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world and has a […] - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:10

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