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A Legal Framework to Define Platform Companies

What is a platform company, and how can you determine one before it becomes a giant and destroys all the competition? I’m not a lawyer, but I’ll try to answer this question practically based on my fifteen plus years-long journey of entrepreneurship. 1. It’s open to third parties, and there is a marketplace First things […]

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Self-Pairing Socks

Here’s a wearable + subscription idea! Socks that are sent to you monthly in a subscription package similarly to Dollar Shave Club. Once you sign up, you also get a machine which takes care of the pairing chore of these socks. All you need to do, is to dump them after washing. Each sock comes […]

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Twitter clone with Ephemeral Tweets

Two main differences, from the good old Twitter, would be: Ephemeral: tweets would expire in 24 hours. Similarly to Snapchat Stories. Feed in chronological order. Because algorithmic feeds are notoriously manipulative. Plus, ideally this would sit on a decentralized architecture. I’d call it “TweetBomb” and it would definitely require an “Import my Followers” feature before […]

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Open Source Bounties

This would be a website where you, as a project manager using Github, commit to paying a certain fee for every Github ticket successfully resolved. The ticket could be a bug or an improvement. In other words, the website would be a marketplace connecting project managers with developers. The bounties could be exported as a […]

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Fart-astic

A new underwear, with a small device attached, that eliminates the odor and noise associated with the “flatus” The market size is huge and that slide will pop the eyes of the VCs hearing your pitch. Happy April 1st.

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Humor Website with Fake Tinder Profiles

Two months ago, CollegeHumor (CH Media) was sold back to its executives, after a decade of ownership under the IAC umbrella. It’s possibly because the viral Facebook traffic has dried up as the new generation of college students no longer use Facebook, or follow the news, but they’re on Snapchat chatting and using the Stories […]

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Uber of Hairdressing

At a time when we’re all stuck at our homes due to the Corona Virus, demand for O2O (offline-to-online) services like Uber Eats (or YemekSepeti in Turkey) and Instacart (or Getir in Turkey) must be through the roof. But my observation is, there remains a market that’s still underserved by the current O2O providers or […]

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BusyMail.com

Jeff Bezos jeff.bezos@busymail.com CEO Bill Gates bill.gates@busymail.com Philantrophist Marc Andreessen marc.andreessen@busymail.com VC Christopher Nolan christopher.nolan@busymail.com Movie Producer Fareed Zakaria fareed.zakaria@busymail.com Journalist BusyMail will be an exclusive email service for the top CEOs, VCs, journalists, movie producers, and philanthropists, in other words, privileged people who receive thousands of “real” emails/pitches every single day. Email’s practicality is […]

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In-Dream Advertising

More than ten years ago, I posted this on RWW as an April 1st joke. The article reads as follows: ReadWriteWeb has discovered the existence of a stealth Google project, called DreamAds. It is a very ambitious project, topping even the wireless balloons which Google is also looking into. Essentially DreamAds is Google’s latest plan to extend […]

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Finder = Tinder meets fintech

Finder is a new way to discover & buy stocks in the public markets. Here’s what it would look like, with my limited design skills: The app is a love child of Tinder and Robinhood. As we all know, Robinhood is the millennials’ app to trade cryptocurrency and public market shares. But its user-interface is […]