Bluegape showed up on our radar in 2012, when they raised a massive amount of funding to start what is essentially an online merchandise store. They shut down in 2014: now they’re back as a user-generated content. Apparently, it’s divided into Movies, Music, Gaming, How-To, Politics, Activism, Celebrities, Pets, Technology, Sports, Travel, Relationships, TV Shows, Motivation, Business, Health and Fashion and is supposed to triggers the user to share the content on social media (Facebook, Twitter) coupled with how that person feels about the content. Bluegape’s platform allows users’ tastes to be combined into lists, complete with visual representations, that can be incorporated into other sites. Think of it like Quora meets BuzzFeed, so basically they have a Quora-esque user-generated content creation model and a Buzzfed-esque social media based consumption model.
In just a short period of 3 months, they’ve gone from a fan merchandise store to a a Buzzfeed/Quora system, and has managed to raise a total of $200,000USD from ah! Ventures located in Mumbai. The process was headed by Rudy Gopalakrishnan, who is an executive at Fidelity India. Gopalakrishnan also gave out $160,000 USD for the process.
According to Sahil Baghla, the co-founder and CEO of Bluegape, they’re currently clocking 4 million page views and generates some 200 lists per day and they plan to hit somewhere in the vicinity of 30 million page views by the end of 2015.
Bluegape is not the only fish in these waters – the Indian online media arena has been buzzing with activity. ScoopWhoop raised US1.6 million USD from Bharti Softbank, NewsInShorts managed to raise $4 million USD from Tiger Global, and Scroll has raised a yet to be revealed amount of funds from Omidyar Network and Media Development Investment Fund based in New York.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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