I’m back to blogging after a hiatus due to my internship. I thought a good way to kick-off the fall would be to highlight some of the interesting start-ups I’ve observed over the last few months. So, in no particular order, here are some interesting consumer internet start-ups which are appealing for different reasons: Gigwalk, Bloomspot, Gogobot and Hotel Tonight.
Gigwalk, an app, is an interesting play on distributed mobile workforces. As a public equity investor, there are some compelling applications for this technology in the area of market research. I could see this being used in a manner similar to the research performed by organizations such as Grassroots Research.
Bloomspot, a site referred to as a Groupon clone by others, is interesting not because of its deals, but because of its closed loop commerce platform. Enhanced analytics is the future of the deal space, and these guys seem to be onto something. Apparently (more…)