Author Archive: mdsandler

I love music. You love music. Everyone loves music. And my guess is that you would love music even more if you could sound like a rockstar, without any practice or pesky band members.

Well, your wish has come true.

With perhaps the biggest splash of any mobile app launch ever, Word Lens has premiered today with great success. If you haven’t seen it already, Word Lens is a real-time, augmented reality translation service…and it will blow your mind.

‘Tis the season for the run-of-the-mill holiday card bonanza. Unless you’re friends with the First Round Capital folks

Amidst your Friday product releases and celebratory beers to cap a great week, I wanted to remind you that SXSW Accelerator applications are due TODAY! Similar to DEMO and TechCrunch Disrupt, the Austin-based conference is holding a showcase to feature the most exciting startups around. There are categories for Innovative Web Technology, Social Media and Social Networking Technology, Entertainment Technology, News Technology, and Music Technology.

After launching in 2009, Mobile Roadie has become the premier platform for anyone to create and manage their own mobile application.

Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel investor group in the US, with nearly 300 members and $100M personally invested in startups over the last decade. Some of their major hits include Sandpiper Networks (acquired by Digital Island for $630M) and Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT). And in recent years, they’ve been involved in some interesting SoCal startups such as Zag, SodaHead, and Vokle.

If you’ve ever wondered what your customers think while on your website, you’ll love KISSinsights. If you’ve ever wanted to ask questions to your users, you’ll love KISSinsights. If you’ve ever read a post by Steve Blank or Eris Ries, you’ll love KISSinsights. If you’re a freedom-loving Republican gubernatorial candidate in Tennesee…heck, you might love KISSinsights too.

If you’re an LA entrepreneur and have not been to Coloft yet, you’re seriously missing out. Located just a few blocks from 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, this co-working space has evolved into the central meeting place for the Los Angeles startup scene. Avesta Rasouli and Cameron Kashani founded Coloft with the hopes of building an incredible environment for creative and technical talent to work, without having to spend an arm and a leg on office space. And, it seems that there’s no better event that highlights this goal than Startup Nights.

Remember the first time you used Google Docs? Magical, right? Well, Kyle Ellicott (serial entrepreneur and FIDM web lead) and Brian Robinson (founder of ndmweb) thought that web developers should get a taste of that collaboration innovation as well.