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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 :)
THIS VIDEO CLIP: I clicking on a twit from Jason Shellen to go and watch Evan Williams on Charlie Rose Show – and then I was so lucky that the show kicked of with Mr. John Hennessy (head of Stanford University) – and this guy is just something beyond reality – when you start thinking about his impact – Science, Bizz (he is on the board of Google, Standford’s Funds are some of the largest in the world), Politically (education is in my very low educated opinion the most important thing for both social welfare and business and globalization). Wow – and this guys just purely GET IT 360 DEGREES. Lucky America to have such people – picking up 760mioUSD in endowments on a bad year :)… Side note: If we had that kind of institution just one place in Europe we would be very very well of – only FC Barcelone is about there (JOKE!).
THIS VIDEO CLIP: The Twitter interview is not very good – Ev is fumbling in his explanation and Rose is too eager to say how fund he is of the idea. And I can – as Twitter number to in Denmark only beaten by a priest with soft rock as underlaying musik on his website – really not understand how twitter can change so much for me – but it does. I can just log on anywhere – after meetings or sleeping and be 100% updated in no time. And the GMAIL import of friends (I did yesterday) really added 200% ore quality – now I follow all the people i KNOW (who are twitting).
Links from a very informative surfing hour:
Then I watched this piece on US printing money in the wild – and must say its strange – and scarry.
And I considered this conference – after reading Gigaom on innovation – even though Im not really hungry for more conferences and mostly look forward to Mygdals Reboot the 25/26th of June – I really hope that Mr. Ev and http://rushkoff.com will drop by. On Mygdal – its interesting to see that the guy is on top of the world with 23hq.com now integrating with Facebook (with new filtering) and really challenging Twitpic (a service i never got to work). AND AND 23 is launching amasing HD Video services – build you own TVchannel for less then 1000USD pr month – niiifty test here. I will just be smooth to watch all this on the brand new iMac – Charlie Rose should by a lisence… Or my friends who are mad heliskiers should buy a lisence.
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