Will Price

I will be at Demo next week in Phoenix. Given all the dynamic activity in the start-up world, I expect to see some great new companies emerge from stealth in AZ. To set up a time to meet or grab a drink, please ping me (

Should Your Startup Stay Stealth?


The Twitter exchange on Sunday went something like this: Robert Scoble tweeted that he'd seen a demo from Aweditorium , a " MIND BLOWING way to find new music. Being in "stealth mode" is, as Wilson argues, often seen as a bad idea for startups. So why stay stealth?

Demo day arrives for Springboard’s Internet of Things accelerator

The Next Web

Today is the day that eight hopeful startups got to pitch their ideas to investors at startup accelerator Springboard’s Internet of Things (IoT) demo day in Cambridge, England.

Our Experience at Techcrunch 52 — Hangout Industries

Immersive Web

Timing is everything The key challenge is to still be a stealth company until TC next year. It would have been real tough to do a demo without it. Have a backup demo ready We had a video that we actually used in the presentation. Immersive Web Home About Our Experience at Techcrunch 52 — Hangout Industries If you are thinking of submitting your company next year at Techcrunch, here are some learnings that you might incorporate.

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It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team. Rather than a product demo – we believe in a “Learning Demo”.

How I Hacked The Startup Launch Conference Circuit


To ensure the maximum number of eyeballs, I staged my demo right before the segment with John O’Farrell of Andreessen Horowitz, who I knew would be a big draw. To avoid the risk of an embarrassing crash or bug, I mainly showed screen shots of the product instead of an actual demo.

8 Things You Need to Know Today

Inc Startups

Cheap, but Effective Take a guerrilla marketing cue from the recent college grads behind Everdream Pictures, a digital content studio that made a demo commercial for Tesla, which has since gone viral. It goes to show that if your product isn''t so novel, then stealth mode might put users off.--

Marketing Your Startup: A Billion-Dollar Company’s First Marketer Reflects Back

View from Seed

Some startups are in stealth mode and maybe branding and beautiful design is important. Yes, customers are you number one goal, but marketing-wise, you need specific, attainable goals, whether it’s leads or more demos or free trials or press hits.

Bitesize Friday: Compass EOS, Soho OS, Supersonicads, Legolas Media and More

VC Cafe

Legolas Media – Currently in stealth mode, The Legolas Media team is focused on innovating digital display media. See the Soho OS video demo below. S ome call it “ quick hits “, “ first read &# or “ readings “ At VC Cafe we call it Bitesize.

Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

Both Sides of the Table

We held a 90-minute demo session where 150 of LA’s VC’s and senior technology executives watched the LPLA V2 group present in small groups of 12-15 each. AwesomeBox : AwesomeBox is currently in stealth mode so I’ll respect that.

How to Evaluate an Offer from a Startup Incubator

The Startup Lawyer

While most incubators’ class end dates fall around the respective incubator’s demo day, what type of support will you receive post-demo day from the incubator and/or the mentors? If the incubator doesn’t take its class “stealth,&# take a look at what the incubator does to market itself and its incubated startups. Take a look at pictures and videos from previous demo days, if any, and see if they’ll help get your startup’s name out there.

It's Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Inc Startups

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups - 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team.

SXSW Startups: AirPop Makes Healthy Air

Austin Startup

Network with all the finalists from 11 am to 1:30 pm on Monday, March 12, at SXSW Accelerator Demo Day , at the Hilton Austin, Salon C. The SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event (as well as the Demo Day) takes place within the Startup & Tech Sectors track of programming.

5 Tools to Improve Your Idea Before You Write a Line of Code


In my last post on ReadWriteStart, I talked about how, in many cases, it wasn't an advantage to build your start-up in stealth mode.

Inside Clinkle: A Stanford Kid Got $30 Million and Then Everything Blew Up

Inc Startups

A payment app co-created by Duplan, it has been in "stealth" mode for more than three years, its unique selling proposition a closely-held secret. At StartX''s Demo Day on Thursday, Sept. Instead, he played a demo of what the app could be, and it blew Wennmachers away.

Solu To Launch A Brand New Personal Computer


If you are from Finland, you have probably heard of Solu , the stealth startup that got a lot of people excited while nobody quite knew what they did.

HOW TO: Sign Up Users Even Before You Launch Your Startup

In April, “stealth” social media startup Kohort announced its upcoming launch. It may not matter to you what Kohort is or isn’t, nor whether stealth is good or bad. Kohort said the site was “stealth&# to play up the sense of mystery around its brand and to generate interest.

Making the Mobile Shopping Experience Smarter

Inc Startups

CEO Raj De Datta and CTO Ashutosh Garg co-founded Mountain View, California-based BloomReach , a big data company with $41 million in funding that came out of stealth mode last year.

How Freshbooks’ Fear Of Competition Saved The Company | Mike McDerment | BoS USA 2017

Business of Software Blog

But we started out by showing demos of our products and everyone was a good mood. Basically because of stealth and secrecy, we had 250 people who like – this was top secret. That and stealth. Mike McDerment, Founder/CEO, Freshbooks.

Essential Startup Funding Tips from 8 Seasoned Investors

Craig is currently the CEO and founder of stealth-ish startup BetterWorks. Serbinski has since gone on to invest in a handful of stealth startups in the gaming, mobile and location arenas. A killer demo can tell the story just as well as a perfectly honed PPT.&#

Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2011

Platforms and Networks

Elad Gil outlines the pros and cons of staying in stealth mode. Jason Baptiste on best practices for demo day pitches , and Jason Cooper on the downside of demo days. Here's my compilation of 2011's best posts about managing startups. I assembled similar lists at the end of 2010 and 2009. Please use comments to suggest additional posts. Happy New Year! Lean Startup Eric Ries's book, The Lean Startup , is a must-read for entrepreneurs.

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10 Northern European Startups To Follow In 2016


Solu was able to keep it on stealth mode until last October, though they announced raising six figures for their secret project already on November 2014. If you want to play around with the demo of the company – check out

MONI Opens Smart Payments Pilot To Help the Refugees


He saw my demo and soon after that I had my first term sheet in my hands. As MONI received the most of their funding already in January, they have been building the team and the product in stealth mode.

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth

After a few months, the demo site won a business plan competition. Recruiting While In Stealth Mode. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Captain Recruiter. Real Jobs. Real Advice. No Nonsense. Sunday, August 15, 2010. Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth.

Lessons From Norway


Then several others preferred to keep in stealth mode, for better or for worse, but textUrgy in Bergen was open and helpful about their plans for semantic search. Kindergarden demo party Editorial note: This is a guest post by Kristoffer Lawson, the Travelling Salesman.

Say Hello to Your New Brain on Evernote

Inc Startups

But shortly after throwing himself into researching electronic memory aids, he discovered there was a tiny, two-year-old stealth start-up in Silicon Valley called Evernote. So Libin threw together and narrated a quick demo and put it on YouTube.