E261: LAUNCH Trio: Captricity, That’s Suspicious Behavior and The Tap Lab – TWiST



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On This Week in Startups, three killer LAUNCH alumni joined the program to update us on their progress since launching–Kuang Chen of Captricity, Brigette Kidd of That’s Suspicious Behavior and Dave Bisceglia of The Tap Lab.

0:00-1:00 Today, I’m introducing two great companies: Captricity and That’s Suspicious Behavior.
3:15-3:45 We’re 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 is 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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