A small provision of the JOBS Act means big money for startups. Companies can now advertise when they’re looking for investors. Angellist, a platform that connects companies with angel investors now allows backers through its syndicates program. Accredited investors can get a hold in on the deals of people they admire, and startups get more capital. For Launch of the Week, a look at video-collaboration app Jumpcam; Indiegogo tiny translator Sigmo, and Evernote’s new online market for physical goods (including socks). Plus, the FAA may soon allow gadgets during takeoff and landing, Blackberry going private, and all the buzz ahead of Twitter’s IPO. Farhad Manjoo of the Wall Street Journal and Gina Bianchini of Mightybell join us for This Week in Startups‘ Friday news roundtable.
Register for LAUNCH Hackathon, Nov 8-10 in San Francisco: hackathon.launch.co
Thanks to our great partners — show your love for the show by thanking them on Twitter! http://clicktotweet.com/lmXbz
Mandrill, transactional email from the fine folks at MailChimp. What’s transactional email? Only crucial to your business: password resets, order confirmations and more. Sign up at mandrill.com.
And to Turnstone. Beautiful, affordable furniture for startups and small businesses. Get 10% off your first order at myturnstone.com/twist. Then send a picture of you grinding it out at your Turnstone desk to email@example.com to enter our contest. You could win a free lunch with Jason and free buoy from Turnstone! Contest ends September 30.
Follow on Twitter:
Special thanks to the members of the TWiST Backchannel Program!