Daniel Raffel says that when he started work on the app that eventually became the how-to platform Snapguide, people advised him to make a “food guide” app (he has worked as a chef so might naturally gravitate to that vertical). He resisted, possibly because he had a bigger ambition in mind: “My goal is to inspire people to make things that they might otherwise buy,” he told me in a… → Read More
A brand new year is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about the changes you want to make. But it can be difficult to follow through on New Year’s Resolutions, especially without any help or support.
I wouldn’t have an iPad if I didn’t have to do two things: Do interviews and cook. The first I have to do for work but the second I do for fun. Which is why I think that Snapguide’s bold and stylish move to the tablet is not only inevitable, but means that the service has finally landed in its true home.
For those of you who don’t know Snapguide, it is basically How-To guides for Generation… → Read More
Snapguide, which just launched on iOS, is rethinking the stodgy “How To” guide for a mobile generation. Thus far the consumption and creation of “How-To” guides on the web hasn’t been particularly groundbreaking, with SEO-optimized, paid contributor-written fare like eHow.com dominating the market. In contrast Snapguide was built to be super simple, fast and take advantage of your phone: Think of… → Read More
Talk about a happy birthday. SnapGuide, a stealthy mobile startup founded by Daniel Raffel and Steve Krulewitz, has just closed a funding round totaling over $2 million. The round closed today — which is also Raffel’s birthday.
Leading the round is Index Ventures (Mike Volpi will be taking a board seat), with participation from Atlas Ventures (Jeff Fagnan) and a number of angels including… → Read More