I always tell people that what makes VoiceBunny innovative and exciting is the API. The term API gets thrown around frequently on the web and in tech circles, but what is it? It stands for Application Programming Interface…yeah, I know, that’s not very helpful. The Wikipedia article about APIs is very technical, but really just has one sentence you [...]
I’m busy preparing for my big trip to Japan, so I am sending my entourage member, Tara Tyler, to Startup Weekend Orlando this weekend at UCF. Startup Weekends happen all over the world almost every weekend. Teams come together to found companies and create new products in just 54 hours. VoiceBunny is all about collaborative innovation and empowering new entrepreneurs to improve our [...]
Without the knowledge of Fred Wilson, my entourage (the VoiceBunny team, with the help of many others) created an automatic podcast for his blog, AVC.com, using our API. We had no idea how he would react. It was weeks of effort, time, and money spent to build AVC.fm with the hope that Mr. Wilson would love us (or at least not send us a cease and [...]
In any case, I like they way they used a stunt to get my attention. So much more effective than sending me an email saying “I’d like to come talk to you about a new project we are working on”.
We’d love to see more companies doing things like this. That guerrilla approach to marketing is something that we’ve been lacking in the tech world for a bit, and enterprising startups like VoiceBunny bring back some hope.
[ February 22, 2012 ]