Startup ideas worth funding

Interesting post from Paul Graham on ideas they’d like to fund.

Startup Ideas We’d Like to Fund

We get some nice hits in there but from a broader perspective this shows some of the great opportunities that the SaaS world is leaving open.

I especially like this one …

7. Something your company needs that doesn’t exist. Many of the best startups happened when someone needed something in their work, found it didn’t exist, and quit to build it. This is vaguer than most of the other recipes here, but it may be the most valuable. You’re working on something you know customers want, because you were the customer. And if it was something you needed at work, other people will too, and they’ll be willing to pay for it.

I’ve always found that’s the best way to start a technology business. AfterMail and Xero were both like that for me.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Showcasing New Zealand retail technology superstars

More than 100 small businesses and advisers packed out the New Zealand High Commission Penthouse in London last week for Business in the Clouds, showcasing some of New Zealand’s retail technology superstars. Volcano Coffee Works, based in London and born and bred in New Zealand, helped demonstrate a day in the life of a retailer ...

Grow your retail business in the clouds

As a retail business owner, you’ve probably had days where you’re not quite sure where to start. You need to keep track of your inventory, monitor your cashflow and balance the books – all the while, you’ve got customers that need you. And if you have an e-commerce site, dealing with shipments and payments can ...