Founders Interview: Flash Pack

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas, the co-founders of Flash Pack , a lifestyle travel company specialising in adventure trips for solo travelers in their 30’s – 40’s. . What does Flash Pack do?

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If there’s a sure sign that shows how interest in online flash sales have waned, it’s how many daily deal sites have either deadpooled or pivoted away from that particular business model. In the News business model daily deals flash sales luxury travel Singapore TheLuxeNomad

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Startup Opportunities Flash Sale – Today Only For $0.99

Feld Thoughts

The post Startup Opportunities Flash Sale – Today Only For $0.99 My newest book, Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job , is available via Kindle for $0.99 today. If you are a fan of my books, a friend, or just someone who is interested in startups, buy a copy today.

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Running a Successful Ecommerce Flash Sale

The Startup Magazine

Customers actually responded more favorably to “last-minute deals”, flash sale concept than they did to “everyday low prices”. Here’s a brief guide to organizing and running a successful ecommerce flash sale. Ecommerce Flash Sales: The Basics. What is a flash sale, exactly?

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Not Betting on Flash


On my eLearning blog, I recently predicted the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. The conversation around Flash is an important one for startups and CTOs. Someone said: "I am not sure I am ready to bet on the long slow death of Flash just yet." What does it mean to "place bets" on death of Flash? Do we include Flex or Flash as a delivery technology? I'm not betting that Flash is dead in five years. I'm hedging by NOT betting on Flash.

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Book: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Feld Thoughts

Flash Boys was a good capstone to the last week of wallowing in the global financial crisis of 2008, which I began by watching the movie The Big Short. But, once again, after reading Flash Boys, the cliche “Wall Street Always Wins” rings true in my brain. The post Book: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt appeared first on Feld Thoughts. A cliche I’ve heard many times is “Wall Street Always Wins.”

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Flash Valet Launches Mobile App

Austin Startup

Convenience for the customer and control for the business owner – this is what Flash Valet introduced today for the parking industry. If you live in Austin, you might have noticed your parking receipt, or the valet stand having the "Flash Valet" logo for the past several months. Continue reading → Mobile austin flash valetEvery driver has wanted to drop their car off with the valet on a night out but couldn’t because they didn’t have any cash.

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Flash Mob Today At The Boulder Bookstore

Feld Thoughts

If you are in Boulder, come to my community hours today between 1 and 5 at the Boulder Bookstore on Pearl Street. David Cohen ( TechStars CEO and co-author of Do More Faster ) and I will be hanging out all afternoon, talking to whoever shows up about anything that is on your mind, and signing copies of Do More Faster until the Boulder Bookstore runs out of them.

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Steve Would Be Proud: How Apple Won The War Against Flash

Late Thursday, an extraordinary thing happened: Adobe announced in a blog post that it would not provide Flash Player support for devices running Android 4.1 , and that it would pull the plugin from the Google Play store on August 15. The Flash Issue Isn’t Just About Mobile.

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Boulder Fiber Forever Flash Mob Sunday at 3pm

Feld Thoughts

The Boulder Fiber Forever project to bring Google’s 1 Gbps fiber network to Boulder is having a flash mob at the Walnut Brewery (1123 Walnut Street) today (Sunday) from 3pm – 6pm. Come join us, but first go to and add your support for the effort. Then, head over the the Walnut Brewery between 3pm and 6pm, mention Boulderfiber, and get pints of some of the best beer in Boulder for $2.25. I’m running to town from Eldo today and should be there around 5pm. I’ll see you there.

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Spreadsy :: Flash Buying With a Twist

Austin Startup

Last week another Austin-based flash buying Groupon competitor launched, named Spreadsy. Like Ron Conway , I truly believe that the social commerce/flash marketing space is a megatrend that’s here to stay. Tags: Consumer coupons flash buying spreadsy They join other Austin competitors Adealio , Localiter , eDealTickets , and coming soon a similar offering from ValPak (the people who mail you those blue envelopes with coupons).

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Flash Artisanal Markets! The New York Times Discovers Brooklyn

This is going to be BIG.

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Are You Ready for the Post-Flash World?


Flash for mobile is dead. Can Flash for desktops be far behind? For years, Flash has enjoyed a monopoly that is comparable to Microsoft in the past and Google now. If anything, HTML5 adoption will likely accelerate, ironically because of Adobe’s abandoning Flash for mobiles.

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Flash is the New Client-Side Java

Andrew Payne

Instead, the original vision has quietly been realized by Adobe Flash. Site operators (notably, Youtube in 2005) discovered Flash was the best way to get in-browser video. The growth of Internet video cemented Flash’s position as a ubiquitous browser-plug in. Most of my developer friends reject Flash as “ an animation system, with a crappy scripting language “ They were probably right 3-4 years ago, but not any more.

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Why All Business Owners Should Become Authors

Duct Tape Marketing

This is the very concept that he discusses in his latest book Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-By-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams—Fast! Learn more about Write Your Book in a Flash. Learn more about Write Your Book in a Flash.

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Flash Sale Sites On a Roll in Retail

Venture Chronicles is another popular flash sale site, as is I’m surprised that , a high end fashion retailer with a mens focused site called , hasn’t launched a flash sale site, although they do have a site called that mimics many of the attributes of a flash sale site.

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Will Anobit be Apple’s R&D Center in Israel?

VC Cafe

Apple is in talks to acquire Israeli flash maker Anobit for a rumored $400-$500 million, according to a report by Calcalist. It was an attempt to dodge a question about running Flash animation on the iPhone, but the principle is the same.

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More than 160 Israeli Companies Exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013

VC Cafe

his week, 70,000 attendees will descend on Barcelona for the annual mobile techie Fiesta known as the Mobile World Congress. Among the 1500 exhibitors, more than 10% are from Israel, the third largest contingent of any country at the show. [[ This is a content summary only.

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Transcript of Why All Business Owners Should Become Authors

Duct Tape Marketing

My guest today is Dan Janal , he is a publicity and marketing expert and an author of about a dozen books, including the one we’re going to talk about today, Write Your Book In a Flash. Everybody should write a book and they should write it in a flash.

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Israeli startup Wix Raises $40 Million, Wants to Become a Large Company in Israel

VC Cafe

Wix , the Israel-based flash website platform, has announced a D round of $40 million. In an article we published on VC Cafe in October 2007, “ Goodbye HTML, Hello Flash “, the company’s main product was simple flash sites that required no programming skills.

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7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Small Business Website

crowdSPRING Blog

Marketing and branding Small business bounce rate branding flash marketing responsive design search engine rankings web designYour online presence is vitally important to your business and your brand.

The Future of Data Storage

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Recognizing that this explosion of storage growth cannot be managed by legacy infrastructure, both investors and storage vendors are betting on flash memory as the technology to keep pace with the growing data challenges faced by enterprises.


Lightspeed Venture Partners

With limited processing power (requests/sec), SANs struggle when faced with flash, the solid-state drive revolution that is on the horizon. A single flash drive worth $3K, with its vulgarly high IOs/sec, will exhaust the processing power of an entire SAN that is worth $500K.

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Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Flash Networks. Flash Networks’ HarmonyTM Web & Media Optimization and Traffic Management provide operators with comprehensive, end-to-end, policy-based solutions that successfully manage traffic growth, while enhancing user experience even during the busy-hour period.

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Happening 5.16

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Before Tweet-ups, before flash mobs, before raves, before disco, there were Happenings. Creativity and Self-Expression Innovation Pop Culture Trends, Futurism, and Research Allan Kaprow Alternate Pieta Anne Manning Boston Burning Man Cincinnati Creativity disco Drum Circle Dustin Hoffman FEI Boston FEI USA flash mobs George Segal Ginsberg Happening 5.16

7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Small Business Website

crowdSPRING Blog

Your Website Still Uses Flash. Once upon a digital time, Flash technology revolutionized web design by allowing designers to incorporate animated content into their designs. Since then, the development of HTML5 has made Flash obsolete.

7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Small Business Website

crowdSPRING Blog

Your Website Still Uses Flash. Once upon a digital time, Flash technology revolutionized web design by allowing designers to incorporate animated content into their designs. Since then, the development of HTML5 has made Flash obsolete.

Adobe and Apple Clash – Strategic or ShortSighted?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I’m surprised that Apple has decided not to support Adobe Flash on the iPad. Tags: Innovation Marketing Adobe Android Apple Application Development consumers Creativity Droid Flash iPad iPhone loyalty Mac Motorola Photoshop Why would Apple want to cramp its own innovation by not supporting the world’s most popular media player?

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Venture Pitch: A View From the Trenches

Austin Startup

His current company Read in a Flash is building a platform for transforming children’s books into interactive learning applications on the iPad. Tags: Events Featured read in a flash tech ranch venture forth On October 14th Tech Ranch will be hosting a Venture Pitch event, where 10 entrepreneurs will be pitching their idea to a panel including a potential customer, a proven entrepreneur, and a seasoned investor. One of those entrepreneurs is Brian Moeskau.

3 IT Essentials Every Startup Needs


If you choose to go with a managed service provider, make sure they’re prepared to deliver all of the essentials your growing business will need, like: Cutting-edge flash storage solutions. Flash Storage Solutions. Invest in an IT provider that has expertise in flash storage.

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aDealio Expands to Dallas

Austin Startup

The flash buying meme is definitely hot, with several companies in this market being based in Austin and over 100 nationwide. Tags: Consumer adealio dallas flash buying Austin-based announced that they’re expanding service from their Austin roots to the Dallas market. What remains to be seen is who can scale, innovate, and survive a crowded market. Regional expansion is certainly the first piece of that puzzle.

Rise of the ‘Edupunk’ Spells Opportunity For Entrepreneurs

Campus Entrepreneurship

There is far more to read in this piece if you are interested in the state of higher education in America — including positive actions such as UVA’s twitter based ‘flash seminar’ experiment. Tags: American Exceptionalism Campus Eco-System Education Policy entrepreneurship policy entrepreneurship Edupunk TIAA-CREF Institute Mark David Milliron flash seminars William Kirwan

The other Royal Wedding

deal architect

A “flawless” Flash experience with Adobe on its PlayBook, Bing support from Microsoft and Facebook’s first tablet app. There was quite a crowd this week in Orlando at Blackberry World. IBM announced its Global Financing unit will now fund tablets. Industry Commentary

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How To Change Your Customer Message From Push To Pull

Startup Professionals Musings

Skip the flash (and Flash). If you’re going to err, use them too much rather than too little, except for a Flash front-end and popups. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered.

How To Make New Venture Innovation Thinking Look Easy

Startup Professionals Musings

Finally, even with the right mindset and digital tools, creative ideas for entrepreneurs still don’t usually occur spontaneously, or come in a flash of inspiration.

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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

This myth arises from the fact that new ideas can sometimes seem to appear as a flash of insight. Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors.

11 Ways To Start Pulling Customers To Your Solution

Startup Professionals Musings

Skip the flash (and Flash). If you’re going to err, use them too much rather than too little, except for a Flash front-end and popups. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered.

HTML5 – A Wonder Drug

Venture Chronicles

In parallel it has denigrated Adobe’s Flash (albeit with some justice) as being insufficient for purpose while establishing a pro-HTML5 position as the ‘best’ way to move forwards. I guess we should thank Apple for forcing the Flash vs. HTML5 issue and then imposing a punitive licensing scheme on their app store… both of which have conspired to catapult HTML5 into the foreground for developments of applications which have web and mobile experiences.

You have great, BtoB content. Now what?

Rembrandt Communications

News flash. It’s time to turn all of that copy into sales via content strategy! What’s your BtoB Content Strategy, Anyway? It’s 2015 and time to use your BtoB content to get the best results possible. Sure, you have great blogs, expert insights, social-media posts, articles, newsletters, and more. You have pages and pages of […]. The post You have great, BtoB content. Now what? appeared first on Boost sales with BtoB Content Strategy, SEO and PR here.

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The coffee and wine school of innovation.


But all of those people are following the flash of inspiration that started their activity, and it is that flash we seek to reproduce again and again in a successful enterprise. Here’s one for debate around a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Storage Trends

The Startup Magazine

More Flash. Everyone seems to predict more flash, so what’s new? This will drive the use of flash and memory as the primary storage medium since you cannot process edge resolutions fast enough otherwise.

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PernixData Heralds a New Era in Software Defined Data Center

Lightspeed Venture Partners

PernixData introduces a software-defined “Flash Virtualization Platform” that aggregates and virtualizes flash storage distributed across servers into a scale-out data tier for enterprise data centers to provide low cost, deterministic high performance to any out-of-box application.

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10 Ideas For Creative Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns


However, the biggest names in business are now turning to similar disruptive modes of marketing – from flash mobs to some spray paint. Flash mobs. T-mobile used this famously in Liverpool – Beyonce also had a go at a flash mob in London.