May 26 2008
Vancouver’s tech scene has been humming with activity and geeky professionals like myself have been running around like crazy people trying to keep up with everything from Techvibes LPV4 gala to the VIDFEST conference (Superstar Vancouver bloggers Miss604 and Hummingbird604 have done a great job keeping everyone updated).
The tech start-up scene is running full-tilt with smart people plugging their latest Web 2.0 inventions. From my perspective, one of the more interesting and potentially game-changing start-ups I’ve seen recently is Fundfindr.com.
Investors need to find hot companies that can turn their money into even more money. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs are always looking for investment to turn their ideas into successful ventures. Web 2.0 tools really ought to make it easier for these two groups to find each other.
Enter Fundfindr.com, a very cool Vancouver-based tech start-up, (not to be confused with Funfinder.com, even if funds generally allow people to have more fun). At fundfindr.com, users can pitch their business idea on video. Investors can check out the pitches and follow up by checking the profiles of participating companies. It’s sort of like the CBC’s Dragon’s Den, 24 hours/7 days a week. There’s lots of other great stuff here, including snippets of video with useful tips for business owners and investors. Very cool.
The people at Fundfindr will be taping pitches at their Gastown office on Tuesday, if anyone is looking to immediately add a new social media marketing component to their search for capital — or capital ideas for investing their capital.
As the owner of a Vancouver-based copywriting business and a Web 2.0 geek, this gets my two thumbs up. Now I have to get started practicing my pitch…