Artkive Turns Your Kids' Artwork (And More) Into Printed Books
Artkive, an app designed to eliminate the overwhelming guilt you get tossing your children’s brilliant artwork into the garbage, now has another purpose, too: you can order printed out books of their creations. Instead of just hiding the child’s crumpled up drawings and precious finger-paint covered handprints that school sends home – what is now, like every day? – under cereal boxes and empty bags of chips, you can assure yourself that you’ve found a more efficient means of saving these items instead. You snapped a photo of them. The sense of relief is overwhelming, I tell you. OK, I kid…a little. But as any parent will tell you, kids’ art output is overwhelming, forcing you to curate with a heavy hand. That’s why so many moms (and some dads, too) have begun snapping photos of the art before it hits the trash. Explains CEO Jedd Gold, who has extensive experience working in kids’ entertainment, including with the relaunch of nostalgic 80?s brands like Strawberry Shortcake ...
Social Trip Planning App Tripshare Converts Travel Inspiration To Bookings
Tripshare, an iPad application for travel planning, is joining a crowded space. But its CEO knows a little something about the industry – Bob Dana was the former employee #1 and first CFO of Virgin America. He once wrote the business plan and feasibility study for Sir Richard Branson in 2003. And now he’s doing a travel startup. Dana tells us the inspiration for Tripshare was based on a personal experience he had years ago. As CFO, he spent ten hours on a plan each week flying back and forth from New York to California. Back in 2006, Dana was trying to convince his family to come out to California for a vacation, so he put together a proposed itinerary to help sell the idea. “I ended up preparing this ten-page Word document that included text and photos I cut and pasted from various websites. It was intended to be persuasive in nature, and collaborative, too,” he explains. “I thought afterwards, that collaborative travel planning was something that was rather difficult to do.” ...
Box Acquires Crocodoc To Add HTML5 Document Converter And Sleek Content Viewing Experience To Cloud Storage Platform
Cloud storage company Box has acquired HTML5 document embedding service and Y Combinator alum Crocodoc, both companies announced in a press briefing today. Financial terms of the deal, which was a cash and stock transaction, were not disclosed; however, Box CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie said that it was a successful exit for investors. Crocodoc has raised a little over $1 million funding from Y Combinator, SV Angel, Paul Buchheit, Joshua Schachter, Dave McClure, Steve Chen and XG Ventures.
Docurated Is An Enterprise File Management Service To Search And Collect The Data You Need
Docurated is a document management solution targeted towards enterprise users — it is publicly launching onstage at Disrupt NY. It aggregates all your documents in one place, turning them into a beautiful searchable and customizable database. Docurated will now provide Dropbox integration as well. “We don’t need any more 20 file sharing solutions,” co-founder and chief product officer Irene Tserkovny said onstage. “We just need one place that are worthy of their idea,” she continued. After installing Docurated, the file and folder metaphor disappears. It’s all about searching for the documents you need and collecting them. For example, if you want to prepare a presentation on one of your products, you first do a search query. Not only will it return relevant documents, it will search for text inside the documents and show those passages as well. Then, you can pick paragraphs, graphics or entire files to add to a collection. You will then have all the information you need in ...
Gilt Chairman Kevin Ryan And 10gen Founder Dwight Merriman Could Launch 1 or 2 New Startups By September
Kevin Ryan, appearing onstage at Disrupt NY with longtime investment partner Dwight Merriman, said it is possible they may launch one or two new startups by September through AlleyCorp, the umbrella company for the network of companies they have started. Ryan was broad and general, citing financial services, healthcare and e-commerce as possible areas of investment. He said he has three groups working on what is next. A factor is that he has more time to invest as he recently stepped down as CEO at Gilt, and the transition is winding down with Michelle Peluso who replaced him as CEO. Ryan remains the company’s chairman of the board. Merriman and Ryan have one of the most recognized track records for launching and building out successful startups. Gilt is the popular flash-sale shopping site. And 10gen has fast evolved as one of the most successful new database companies. Merriman is one of the original authors of MongoDB, the open-source document database.