Last week, Kevin Rose, 38, announced that his five-person team working on Watchville, a news aggregation app focused exclusively on wristwatches and based in San Francisco, will merge with Hodinkee, a site for wristwatch enthusiasts.
Every small business and startup craves media attention and press. They want it and know they need it – they just don’t have the connections or manpower to drum up media coverage and very few startups can afford to hire a PR agency in the beginning.
In early 2013, just one month after launching his company, Paul Gill, founder of Naked Coconuts, was met with customer feedback that told him the organic food products he sold looked appetizing, but the plastic packaging they came in had to go.
The developer of systems for stores and restaurants aims to reach the heights attained by Shopify Inc. – a $1-billion valuation and initial public offering, Chief Executive Officer Dax Dasilva said. To get there in the next few years, his plan is to annually double the number of stores signing up for its software.