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“Whats Hot In Danmark, Morten”
I oftenly get the question – what internet companies are hot in Denmark. And for quite some time I’ve just said – Freeway.dk. I still say that – despite the fact that quite some of their properties (DKBN (Nightlife pictures) and Arto (youth community) is getting their balls kicked blue by FaceBook. These guys are now going international with Spigo (first time in a language different then Jydsk :) – I think its a winner.
I always say Mygdal (23HQ and Reboot.dk) – its a mantra – he is TRUE TO THE SPIRIT of building. Its not business – or the dream of overnight succes and a Rolls. Its business/change/innovation/imporvements/etichs all in one (with the wunderkid Guan on the board – Harvard, MIT, NYU – the full shabang).
Jacob Wolff’s (no blog – no selfprom – no ceo title) little glass mousepad business – is now beyond 20mioUSD in rev and becomming the Burton of eSports – with a huge line of product and endorsement by 80-90% of all professional computer gamers. And you aint seen nothing yet. Bruce and Tino (CEO and HEAD OF PRODUCT DEV are insanely good)
Jimmy, Moseholm (and Rockstar Balder)
GoViral is in their own league – conering an industry that is huge but has NO IDEA OF HOW TO GENERATE REVENUE to keep up with their insane serving costs. (Youtube, MetaCafe…). Just got funding from Kenneth Ventures. NOTE: Balder got some cash and can now do new spacy things – thats so beautifull so against the “I build a cooperate carrer and become wealthy” – i love it.. Balder is spacy/crazy/honest/good hearted/smart/different/hardworking – and therefor now rich.
Amir, 24 (this Bosnian wunderkids who lived in DK for 17 years) – has build one of the most interesting Danish startups for years. This is Twitter for the MESSENGER GENERATION – super cool – strange – sexy. Growing at nearly same peace as Twitter where in their first year. (I love that we have people in DK with “other ethnical background” who are succesfull – and love to hear how he has been building everything with a global virtual team. KEEP AN EYE on this thing.
The Butcher and The Salesguy
abgruppen.dk – dont be confused by A Gruppen :) – these guys will build an impire around the construction industry and ass the lead services and marketplaces you can imagine. Martin (former butcher – still looks like one) and Partner is just the real thing. (I think)
I have no clue why I just wrote this post – 6.45 in the morning – but its: Done.
Haev a great day – I will :)
Its still a bit fresh and getting around the site (adding friends, writing reviews) is not optimized yet. But you simply get the hotels and recommendations that suits you (IMPRESSIVE for me). I simply cant wait to more people will involve and share reviews – then this service is a KILLER. And I have really needed it.
Its kind of Social :) – need i to say 2.0, sticky… (Bullshit BINGO) – no its honest.
Officially Gekko says
Gekko gives you personalised recommendations you can trust based on your unique profile and the preferences of like-minded people in the community.
UPDATE from Dino: Morten thx a lot….and don’t forget…..this is just a starting point…..the algo is selflearning …..the more people do the better the results get. Restaurants will be in in 3 weeks….thx Dino
Skype to get back on founders hands (NYT)
(I have no inside knowledge and have not talked to Niklas and Janus for 2months).
How would i do this (Skype relaunch):
Well its simple – I would give Evan Williams a call and join Twitter and Skype in a new hardcore gamble against everyone else in the social space. Twitter could be independently run – and Skype could integrate a smooth (WHAT ARE YOU DOING (nearly must) UPDATE) – and you would subscribe to your friends by default – and bingo you have a potential bigger audience then Facebook. (Dont put to much into the Facebook competitoon – that does not matter – Twitter/Skype (Squitter :) – would be something complety different).
Squitter is the new big thing :)
Joltid is a company that controls the core Pier 2 Pier technology that makes Skype so special on PCs/Macs (its not implementet in iPhones) – becuase Skype only needs a fraction of the infrastructure that everyone else in the space needs (read P2P in wikipedia). Its insane to think about the power Nik and Jay has with the terminated contract in hand.
Funny note about Joltid.
Its seemed hard to find a name for the company – and someone looked around the room and saw a swedish CD called Jultid (Christmas Time in swedish). So the company became Joltid :) (PRETTY TRUE!!)
I think this guy is on to something.
Withing the last 2 weeks I have talked to 4 people who wanted to quit their WELL PAID BORING jobs and have fun. That seems to be a trend – in reseccion? (Makes no sense). One actually ACT’ed and did it.