- Startups - LAUNCH Trio: Captricity, That's Suspicious Behavior and The Tap Lab - TWiST #261





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Published on May 29, 2012

0:00-1:00 Introduce to today's great companies, Captricity and That's Suspicious Behavior.
2:30-300 Today's program I'll be talking to two companies from LAUNCH Festival.
3:15-3:45 With Kuang Chen who pitched Captricity and Brigette Kidd of That's Suspicious Behavior.
3:45-7:00 Thank @Trada for making the show free for all!
7:00-7:30 Brigette when did you find out about Launch conference?
7:30-7:45 What program and USC were you and your crew in?
8:00-8:15 Are there jobs out there?
8:30-8:45 What is That's Suspicious Behavior?
9:00-9:15 Suspicious Behavior app walk-through.
9:50-10:00 What was decision of putting in pre-chosen behaviors?
10:45-11:00 What was it like on stage at Launch and reaction you got?
12:15-13:00 What happened at moment when you shut down the judge on the stage?
13:00-14:00 Pitch happened right before Treyvon Martin shooting.
14:00-15:00 Treyvon Martin hit closer to home for race issue and having a kid.
15:00-16:00 Have to be careful to not put Treyvon in marketing, but Suspicious Behavior may have avoided it.
16:00-17:00 Won $50,00 investment at event, tell us about it?
17:00-18:30 When giving awards didn't think would win at early stage in app, what happened?
18:45-19:30 Take us through the moment when announcement was being made by Ben.
19:30-20:30 How are you using the $50,000 investment?
20:30-22:00 Kuang, how'd you come to conference through the side door?
22:00-25:30 Jason explains how he sends e-mail out to private group to find other companies launching that didn't apply.
25:30-25:45 What happened after getting invited to Launch?
25:45-26:00 How having need for push for conference pushes team forward.
26:00-26:45 What does launching at an event do for the company and the team?
26:45-27:15 What is status of company? Is the product in market?
27:15-28:00 Key piece of advice, if going to launch is to shut down site.
28:00-29:30 Brigette, are you finishing the product now?
29:30-30:00 Do you need to have a technical founder just sitting there coding all the time?
30:00-32:15 Squarespace something technical you won't have to worry about to make a beautiful, professional site. Thank you, @Squarespace!
32:15-39:30 Have you thought about being 2.0 companies next year?
39:45 - 41:00 Thank Kuang and Brigette. Everyone check out captricity.com and follow at @Kuang. And check out thatssuspiciousbehavior.com and follow @SearchKidd. Now we're going to hear from a new entrepreneur, Dave Bisceglia of The Tap Lab.
35:00-36:30 Dave, it's good to see you. Where are you guys based?
36:30-38:15 Dave, you take us through your game, Tap City.
38:00-39:00 How is this similar to other social games?
39:00-39:45 Tyler: There was quite a while, before "real-time" was attached to Twitter, that there was confusion about the phrase.
39:45-41:15 Is GPS gaming largely a bust, to date?
41:15-42:45 What's the sci-fi version of location based gaming?
42:45-45:45 If you had 20 pairs of Google Goggles, how would you use them to make a game?
45:45-48:00 Tyler and Jason engage in some diversions.
48:00-48:45 Tyler: You know who took full advantage of Apple's app ecosystem?
48:45-52:30 You just completed an angel round, correct?
52:30-55:00 When your investors saw your product, did they identify with it?
55:00-58:15 What's the next big challenge on the horizon?
58:15-58:30 Dave, great job, thank you so much for joining us. We'll see everyone next time.

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Jason: @jason
Captricity: @captricity
That's Suspicious Behavior: @suspiciousb
The Tap Lab: @thetaplab
Trada: @trada
Squarespace: @squarespace

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