Satellite imagery opportunities, product decay, powerslap, lightweight consulting, ...
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Example: “Commercial roof reports. It's something like a 9-figure (!!!) business for Eagle View auto-generating roof reports for commercial roofers bidding on jobs. Go do it in a new market or a better way.”
Example: “Supply chain verification The bottleneck in your supply chain for your most crucial ingredient is a factory in South America that says they have 10 trucks lined up outside being loaded right now. Are they telling the truth? Who ya gonna call?”
Note: I think this is interesting because just recently I learned that for just $175 you can order a satellite image of any specific location at any future date. So I think in the same way a few startups were built purely by building a user-friendly wrapper around OpenAI APIs, it’s possible to do something similar here.
“Google Maps but it has Fog of War for places you haven’t yet visited” - Twitter
“Request for startup: Lightweight consulting platform. Think Twitter meets Upwork. I want to be able to: 1. Set a public budget (e.g. $250) 2. Have people reply 3. Like the most useful replies 4. After 24 hours, budget gets distributed to most liked replies” - Marc Köhlbrugge
Note: StackOverflow but paid. Always wondered why this doesn't exists.
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📈 Trend Signal
Power Slap is “the world's premier slap-fighting organization” by UFC founder Dana White.
The /r/powerslap subreddit is also exploding right now and a good starting point for more information.
Functional Patterns is a fitness methodology that focuses on making bio-mechanical adaptations relevant to human physiology.
The conceptual framework of Functional Patterns was first established in 2009 by Naudi Aguilar but only recently the system has really started to take off.
Startups start with cool people and great ideas.
After some time, inevitably bureaucracy and management by metrics lead to product decay.
Product decay is happening everywhere and even though most people are aware of this cycle, hardly anyone seems to be able to stop it.
While this is frustrating as a customer of any business where this happens, it’s great news for aspiring startup founders. Every decaying product is an opportunity.
Two current examples below:My account has been deleted, bringing down all my applications. No message, no email. Has anyone ever had this happen to them??Same here. Death by a thousand paper cuts. Who’s building the new 1Password?I haven't had a working @1Password in 2 months Every time I sign up to a new site and I click Generate Password it tells me to re-authorize 1Password, I then do that and nothing happens I knew when they'd raise VC they'd fuck up, not sure they'd fuck up this fast though https://t.co/ttSc2lU27E@levelsio @levelsio
💸 Revenue Signals
“http://wordcounter.net, which is literally, a word counter, has around 7m visitors per month! At $6 CPM that's $500k a year for a website that tells you how many words there is in the text you just pasted!” - Pierre de Wulf
“One of the guys who co-wrote the hit song My Sharona from 1979 still makes $100,000+ per year from royalties.” - Freakonomics
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