First glance at Seedcamp finalists Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Image via CrunchBase, source unknown Seedcamp has announced it's finalists from 380 companies drawn from 153 cities, 36 countries, across six continents. Jokingly referred to by some as The Accelerator Group's [TAG] annual investment screening process, given it was initiated by Saul Klein, has early sight of many new businesses via this process and TAG has invested in past entrants.
The list is
- Adtaily (Poland) - No info available on their site as yet.
- Basekit (UK) - A web development platform, with WYSIWYG capability to build things like web pages, widgets using pre-defined tools/facilities. Looks an impressive offering at first glance and visually slick.
- Deepmemo (Ukraine) - This service seems to be online bookmarking for quotations and webclips. Unfortunately much of the existing content looked to be in Russian so it was harder to see real examples to confirm this. Seemed somewhat similar to Google Notebook in some of its' features
- EnTrip (UK) - This site looks like it's combining travel planning with travel blogging, neatly incorporating Google maps into the latter for the placement of route pins, photos and travel log entries. The UI for the travel log is visually impressive. Likely to be a hit with backpackers.
- FDream (Ukraine) - Buggy front page [mixing Russian & English], the site appears to run a fantasy football league of sorts.
- Kyko (UK)
- Mobclix (USA)
- Quillp (Germany) - Last.fm for books, with the twist that authors can find audience that like their genre. Unlike last.fm, adding data to the service is not a passive thing but has to be manually entered.
- Saplo (Sweden)
- Scred (Finland) - Offers a way to record shared expenses and who owes who what. Is this really a killer app/service?
- Soup (Austria) - This looks like a comprehensive blogging/scrapbook service. Lots of functionality which seemingly can pull in your posts made to other services such as flickr, delicious. last.fm, twitter and youtube.
- Soylent Sysytems (Poland) - No info available on their site.
- SpeedSell (UK) - Interesting idea described as Selling Made easy, in that they offer to buy your unwanted items from you at an upfront price based on its' condition. Presently items considered are restricted to Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox and Computer Games. They make money by reselling the items. I noticed that you only get paid once they have received the goods and checked them at their warehouse, which may scare off some sellers concerned about releasing their goods to an unknown business before being paid.
- Stupeflix (France) - No web site
- tickerTXT (Germany/Poland) - no information on their site as yet
- Toksta (Germany) - is a web IM service that you can embed into your own web pages, social network sites etc. A free service, it is ad-funded but with a revenue share offered to its' users.
- ThoughtTrail (UK) - No information available on the site
- Tripwolf (Austria) - Worldwide travel guide generated from user input
- uberVU (Romania) - A service to consolidate your output from around the web into one place and to publish from one place to many others.
- Uniki (Slovenia) - Impressive!!!! Check out their video. Not a web app but a physical display/screen product that has a smart user interface. I can easily imagine stores and museums buying this product to enliven customers, improve interaction and attract interest.
- Yoose (France/Germany)
- Zoombu (UK) - Claims it will offer a smarter travel booking service by finding the best routes to travel between places by considering multiple modes of transport, possibly in combination. Yet to launch.
Having quickly scanned each of the available sites, I think that this is a more impressive set of sites/services than being showcased at either Demo or Techcrunch50. For clarity, I have no involvement with Seedcamp.
My initial favourites are Uniki [for the sales potential], Entrip [for the site look and feel] and Basekit [for apparent ease of use].
- At 11:24 PM, said...
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