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Ask HN: Best source for discovery of new startups?
31 points by feedus on May 24, 2010 | hide | past | favorite | 14 comments
What is the best source to discover new startups?

Techcrunch, etc only feature prominent ones.

Crunchbase is more broad.

Any other suggestions?

I write for ReadWriteWeb, but I gotta say: KillerStartups is really good. TheNextWeb also finds a lot of things before anyone else I know does.

I'm sorry but Killerstartups is really lacking. Try searching for Dropbox for example. Nothing there. It's also hard to not click on an ad. I'm all for making money given that they are free but it's very spammy.

Also, what's up with their grainy images? Me thinks they should have set the jpg quality to at least 80 and not 10. Maybe they can't justify the extra half a cent/month?

Summing up here: I think Killerstartups is a horrible site with a great name.

On a more positive note: feedmyapp.com looks promising. As I said before I do wish HN would separate out review/rate my startup posts. Most web startups worth talking about are talked about here.

I like:

The Museum of Modern Betas http://momb.socio-kybernetics.net/


eHub http://emilychang.com/ehub/

http://younoodle.com is pretty good.

Quora's been great for finding about under-the-radar startups because of the strong community of entrepreneurs and VCs

http://quora.com (invite-only right now)

http://springwise.com is another website I use to discover new and interesting ideas. Reality is you need to keep your ear to the ground in a few places.

Google this:

site:news.ycombinator.com "rate my" or site:news.ycombinator.com "review my"

I wish there was a better way. Might be nice to have an entirely separate category for new startup posts on HN...

I found this one lately. Reminds me of TC in its early days. http://pjentrepreneur.com/.

Venture Pimp has some unique startup reviews: http://venturepimp.com/

ReadWriteWeb, within the web app/social media scene. Scoble is a good source too, through his video interviews.

Thank you for all the suggestions.

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