In 2013, Maciej Cegłowski #PinBoard .in proposed the #PinboardInvestmentCoProsperityCloud. The 6 web startups who won got $37 in seed funding and free promotion and networking help from Cegłowski. Various other companies got in on the game, offering small cash injections, or free credit for their online services. I find this oddly cool. It's like a web startup version of the way the Sanders campaign was funded (many small contributions):
@strypey Do you remember what happened to the winners?
I'm curious to find out if Maciej has run it again since. If not, I'm seriously thinking about crowdfunding $300 to run a similar thing myself ;)
@kensanata Of the 6 winners, 3 still answer to the URL published in the #Wired article (#GrowStuff.org, #ParentInterviews.co.nz and #BoardGameScores.com). #FoodByPeople redirects to #BakerCalc.com so maybe a pivot or an acquisition? A web search turned up nothing for "simple cyber security" except a LinkedIn profile indicating Nik White is now does devOps for #BioTRUSTNutrition (pill company?). No results at all for "sailor forcasts". 4/6 is a better success ratio than most startup incubators.
@strypey True, that!
@kensanata ... and for a total cost of about $300 bucks in cash, plus the time spent setting the whole thing up, reading through applications, promoting the winners, and helping them with networking. That's an insanely high investment>success ratio. I can feel a blog post coming on ...
@strypey I bet Pinboard could earn 100% to 200% of their investment back!
"Pinboard lets you bookmark from any browser, connect up to three Twitter accounts (and favorites), and sync with popular services like Instapaper or Pocket."
I wonder if we could convince Maciej Cegłowski to give users the option to choose three #fediverse accounts to link instead (or some of each)?
Worth noting Maciej's / #pinboard response to #IFTTT attempt at fuckery in 2016 - https://blog.pinboard.in/2016/03/my_heroic_and_lazy_stand_against_ifttt/
I do ♥️ maciej's work and am a big (lazy) fan of the service.
The Twitter to Pinboard thing is something I mean to turn off though, it logs too many random faves!
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