I asked myself a question: What are the real magic pills that a geek entrepreneur should have to increase his chance to success? By observing two successful startups closely, I began to understand that, most of the time, it is a combination of several factors. I was lucky enough to get to know two successful start-ups and began to understand that the real power lies in their soul.
One year ago, I slept in the AirBnb
building for nearly 3 weeks, when they were just a company comprising of eight people. I also worked in their office/living room and played…
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updates Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r
Since we launched, we’ve got a sweet response from the community. Thank you all!
Today we pushed out some new Mashape updates:
For all developers who are alone and bored during this thanksgiving weekend, we have created a special coupon “THANKSGIVING” so that you can have a quick access to the private alpha and play around with Mashape. Hope you have fun!
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a Web based software application or web tool. Since we founded Mashape
, “The first API Marketplace
”, I thought it would be interesting to share some numbers and major players of this new API market.
API word cloud
A bit of History
is a very old concept; but API in the cloud, accessible everywhere by anyone, the so called Open API, is a completely new story. In 2000, the first company that embraced this route was Ebay, pushing out some API to…
Good Morning folks,
it’s 7:30 am (PST) and today is an important day for us – we’ve launched the Mashape API Marketplace v0.2!
is a frictionless online API marketplace for developers that want to consume, generate or distribute any kind of service via APIs. We provide “RESTful JSON” APIs and traction to any application or service that runs somewhere on a server – instantly.
A warm thanks to the hundreds of developers that have used our product and have helped us with feedbacks, bugs and pointed us to the right direction. In particular, a big recognition goes to Tom,…
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Even if your operation is a frugal bootstrap, most of the times you will need cash to finance your business as it grows.
For 3 reasons, you should always obtain that money before you need it.
This give you plenty of time to discuss your financing needs with a wide variety of sources. This way you can obtain the best terms and deal with people or institutions you’re most comfortable with
Desperation repels. It always provokes the question, usually unspoken
Desperation means the investor dictates the terms; usually take it or leave it
Anyhow, remember at all…
Mashapers – Marco, Michele, Augusto…
After an intense week of work, brainstormings and meetings; yesterday we had some fun “finally” with amazing people…below a snapshot.
From left to right: Drew (founder of Dropbox
), Jude (founder of HeyZap
), Marco (Mashaper), Augusto (Mashaper), Joe (founder of AirBnb
), Michele (Mashaper) and Keith Rabois (Angel investor
and COO at Square).
Mashapers at the Quora Party…
When you have learned to plan, you have to plan to learn. When you talk about how to grow a business, you are talking about how to learn.
Frog #1 is placed into a container of water at room temperature. The frog swims.
Frog #2 is placed into a container of extremely hot water. Sensing an inhospitable environment, it immediately jumps out before it is scalded.
Frog #3 is placed in a container of temperature water sitting on a gas burner turned to a low setting.Frog #3 will lull around in the water, swimming. As the water slowly…