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Justin Kan is good at Snapchat: Startups I didn't know about (tedmiston.com)
48 points by tedmiston on Oct 1, 2016 | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

Not to discount the usefulness of the idea but there are quite a few "pharmacy delivery as a service" companies in India [1] where startup market is still in its infancy. I would have assumed that something like "ScriptDash" is already a mature growing business in US. Can anyone tell me why "ScriptDash" is such a new addition ? Is there anything about the startup that I missed?

[1]: http://www.pharmeasy.in/

There's lots of mail order pharmacies.

For stuff like antibiotics where it is less possible to schedule in advance, there isn't much margin on $5 prescriptions. Which doesn't mean that there aren't people that will pay $10 extra to have their stuff delivered, it just means that there aren't lots of people clamoring for it.

I worked at a similar place in NYC:


I too have been following Justin for a few months. Love the startup takeovers of his account. Justin if you're reading this please do more of them.

Also highly recommend following Mark Suster.

I had no idea Mark Suster was so into Snapchat. He's even blogged about it [1].

What type of content have you seen from Mark?

[1]: Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks https://bothsidesofthetable.com/snapchat-101-for-vcs-and-old...

He chooses a topic and does a snapstorm (a bunch of continuous 10 second videos) on those topics. Quite nice focused advice and personal observations on a daily basis. Topics range from how to raise money and reaching out to angels/VCs to other things relevant to everyday business processes like marketing, building teams, metrics to focus on, common mistakes, etc. Justin recommended to follow him once earlier this year I think. Checking out their stories almost daily is one of my prime use cases for Snapchat since then. (I am in India and in late 20's so have very few folks around me on Snapchat to do anything else really...) Also starting the day seeing Justin following up with example on his advice of "Fitness is the first step to greatness" has personally helped me get a lot more motivated towards a better lifestyle :)

All of Mark's snapstorms are archived here by category, learned a lot from them http://snapstorms.com/

That site is quite the goldmine. It would be awesome to have this preserving other people's snap stories too. I wonder if it's an official site from Mark.

I've been following Justin on Snapchat for a few months now, and this blog post was inspired by that. The three startups that I wrote about are Simple Contacts, ScriptDash, and Wave.

With his experience & role at YC, I think Justin is in a unique position to share a glimpse at companies changing the future more than almost anyone else. Also I think it's cool how he responds to questions from followers.

stupid question: is there anyway to watch this stuff without downloading snapchat?

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