Last week, 500 Startups hosted Demo Day in NY at General Assembly. 500 Startups provides early-stage companies with funding ranging from $10K to $250K via seed investments. From shopping apps to cooking classes, startups pitched, in hopes of engaging new investors. The majority of the startups offered products, solutions or tools that fell in one of the following categories media (video/ photo/ audio), consumer or business tools.
The following are the media startups that pitched:
Vidcaster is a full video website. Previously in private beta, Vidcaster offers a turnkey branded video website, hosted on the clients' own domain or subdomain. Clients can select from a gallery of design templates, customize their themes. View AirBnB's site.
Snapette is an iPhone app for fashionistas that love to share what and where they’re buying. Users are sharing snapshots of purses and shoes while shop owners are posting images from their latest inventory shipments.
Pic Collage lets users share photo collages that they’ve created on their iPad or iPhone. To date, over 700,000 people have downloaded the app.
Console.fm provides listeners a forum to listen to music and chat with others via Facebook login. The songs play via Soundcloud. Eventually Console.fm will offer apps for both iPhone and Android users.
Storytree created a platform for users to collect their most important family memories and share them with their love ones. Whether a blog entry, video or photo, Storytree makes it easier to memorialize all your family's precious moments and milestones.
Stay tuned, the consumer startup pitches will be profiled next.