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Alan Jones

Bubble soccer: great startup team building

By - March 26, 2015

The BlueChilli team and some of our startup founders had our first bubble soccer match yesterday afternoon.

We were all surprised to find how safe you are inside the bubble, despite throwing ourselves at full speed at each other. It's also surprising how much aerobic exercise you get, but it's very tiring after only a few minutes of play.

Alan Jones

Splitting up? Now there’s an app for that

By - March 23, 2015

Splitsville is the premiere online destination for people facing a ‘split’ of any kind, be it a divorce, the end of a domestic partnership or long term relationship. BlueChilli today announced New York-based tech startup is the third US startup to join its portfolio.

Alan Jones

Colours really matter in startup brand design

By - March 19, 2015

Early in your startup’s life, the product, service or business is little more than a pitch deck, a handful of founders, a Launchrock page and that brand design. It’s never more important than now to pick the right colour for it.

Alan Jones

Is your competitor validation really an air disaster waiting to happen?

By - March 10, 2015

A common mistake made by new startup founders and new investors alike is to be too concerned about competitors. Sometimes, all it takes is one competitor already doing something similar and a new founder will decide that's one competitor too many. Often, a new investor will think first-mover advantage (being first in the market) is everything and forget about 'execution advantage' (a team that executes faster and smarter beats a slower, dumber team that was first to market every time).

Ren Butler

Cheaper isn’t always better for tech startup development

By - March 10, 2015

Just because you can find web developers abroad for a lower price, doesn’t mean it’s a bargain. There’s an increasing number of options available to tech startup founders when it comes to building a pilot product. While many successful co-founder teams embody the hacker and the hustler ideal, sometimes that sort of partnership simply isn’t in the cards. So what is a non-technical startup founder to do? It’s all too easy to be drawn in by the seemingly bargain prices of oversees developers. Here’s some things to consider before you start spending your valuable time and money.

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