UpWest Labs Demo Day Spring 2013

Congrats to all the startups graduating from UpWest Labs’ latest class!

It’s hard to pick a favorite out of this bunch as all five had solid ideas and strong, motivated teams. No doubt they will all get funding to continue to prove out their ideas.

Two that stood out to me were Ondigo and Qlika. Ondigo with automated CRM for sole proprietors and small businesses and Qlika with a tool to manage and optimize millions of ‘micro’ market local campaigns across all digital media. Check them out – I would love to hear what you think.

For more on all the companies, check out TechCrunch’s coverage: UpWest Labs’ Fourth Batch Looks To Go Big By Taking The B2B Approach

Qlika logo  Ondigo logo

Keeping up with the Joneses in Silicon Valley

Everyone seems to want in on the ‘build a new HQ’ bandwagon. Is it time to buy a Silicon Valley construction company?

Samsung:

New Samsung HQ in San Jose

New Samsung HQ in San Jose

Google:

New Googleplex

New Googleplex

Nvidia:

NVIDIA's new HQ

NVIDIA’s new HQ

Facebook:

Facebook's new HQ

Facebook’s new HQ

and of course…”One Ring to Bring Them All And In The Darkness Bind Them

Apple's spaceship HQ

Apple’s new HQ