- Startups - Kevin O'Connor of FindTheBest - TWiST #234





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Uploaded on Feb 22, 2012

0:00-3:00 Welcome everyone, we're here today with Kevin O'Connor of FindTheBest.
3:00-6:00 Thank you to LiquidWeb for supporting independent media! Everyone thank them @LiquidWeb!
6:00-8:15 Where was DoubleClick founded? What was the original name?
8:15-9:00 What was it like going to advertisers in those days?
9:00-11:00 And you grew very rapidly, yes?
11:00-13:30 You had a pretty meteoric rise, and then raised a huge IPO, yes?
13:30-15:00 And you handed over the reins to Kevin Ryan at some point? What did you do during that time?
15:00-16:00 Why do great entrepreneurs never make great venture capitalists?
16:00-16:45 Insight from Tyler: "It's like being the lifeguard at the pool."
16:45-18:30 How many hours a week do you think those VC work?
18:30-20:00 Do you remember Boo.com?
20:00-20:45 Jason explains the poker game guts.
20:45-22:00 What do you think that's out right now that's really impressive?
22:00-24:30 Jason and Kevin look at FindTheBest.com.
24:30-26:30 Is Google a content company at this point, in your mind?
26:30-29:15 Thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the program! Everyone thank @GoToMeeting and thank them for their support!
29:15-31:00 How do you get the results? Is it human and algorithm powered?
31:00-33:30 How do you then take those results and organize them?
33:30-34:45 How do you make money? Are you taking a commission?
34:45-37:00 How do you build a brand like this when Google is infringing on your space?
37:00-40:45 Is it Google's right to put their rankings above everyone else's?
40:45-44:15 Do you think Google is doing human search and they don't want to let on how many people they have doing it?
44:15-46:00 How is the company funded? How many people do you have?
46:00-47:30 Mobile: what's your focus there?
47:30-51:00 What is the score based on in any given category?
51:00-53:45 Megan Dickey of LAUNCH joins us to play Guess the Fake Startup game.
53:45- Kevin, as a consumer and investor, which of these would you use and which would you put money into?
59:30-1:00:15 The real company is Spread!
1:00:15-1:00:30 Thank you so much for joining us, Kevin. Everyone check out FindTheBest.com and follow Kevin @kjpoconnor.

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Jason: @jason
Tyler: @steepdecline
Kevin: @kjpoconnor
LiquidWeb: @liquidweb
GoToMeeting: @gotomeeting



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