fiverr

www.fiverr.com

So I don’t know if this site has the staying power or not but for now I think it has some serious potential if they scale in the right ways. I haven’t figured out what that means just yet, whether it’s more pricing options, sales support and marketing or lead generation services but there are ways to harness the collective power of all the traffic and buying power their visitors are bringing to the table.

Fiverr is a community of people advertising their services or products for $5 dollars. From creating custom twitter backgrounds, to sending you a sock in the mail (really).

It is in its beta right now, but their traffic seems to be picking up quite nicely. I don’t know if these guys are looking for venture funding, but if so they should check out Mike Maples newly redesigned VC firm: Floodgate. From an article in Techcrunch today: He calls the start-ups he’s looking for “Thunder Lizards.” He wants start-ups that are like Godzilla, he says, who eats his competitors and tears apart cities...He’s looking for start-ups that are “non-consensus right” and he uses Chegg, which rents textbooks to college students, as a prime example. He invested in 2007. Two years later Kleiner Perkins jumped in.

Might be worth your time…plus you might be able to snag a sweet custom sock puppet for five bucks, and who doesn’t want a sock puppet from some random person on the internet?

Peter Zotto
Peter Zotto
GM

Peter Zotto is the GM at Price Intelligently. Previously he was an analyst at OpenView where he helped to identify qualified investment opportunities.
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