Innovator

  • Melon Meter: iPhone app that tells watermelon ripeness

    Melon Meter is an iPhone app that tells melon ripeness by just knocking on the melon. It’s an innovative way to help everybody from consumers to farmers. Did you know that up to 60% of watermelons purchased today are either over-ripe or under-ripe? We often see sellers knocking the watermelon before...
  • Start-ups: $41 million does not promise success

    “For every success there will be 250 really dumb valuations.” – Mark Suster Color, a start-up company for photo-sharing received a huge amount of investment earlier this year. The news was a big-thing when I heard about it, and I was quite excited when watching the demo video in their website. Unfortunately, that does not reflect user experience when...
  • Dan Shapiro: Why I sold my startup to Google [Sparkbuy]

    “Selling a company can be a very lonely decision, so I want to revisit John’s question and share my thinking with others who might be making the call” – Dan Shapiro Dan Shapiro is the founder of Sparkbuy, a search engine trying to change the way people search for consumer...
  • 204 of Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants

    A report by Partnership for a New American Economy on latest Fortune 500 companies had a strong fact of immigrants success in America. The latest report dated June 2011 found that 90 companies from the Fortune 500 companies are founded by immigrants and 114 others founded by children of immigrants,...