Who’s going to Threadless’s Camp Wannatee? I am! $12 tees for everyone! But don’t buy the shirt above. That one is mine and I would be oh-so-embarrassed if you and I attended the same dive bar with the same ironic tee on. So yes, let’s just agree right here and now that I’m the only one buy the shirt above. Let me suggest either this one or this one instead. → Read More
Threadless, one of the original crowdsourcing sites that pioneered the idea a decade ago and is now paying out more than $1 million a year in artist fees, is not just for T-shirts anymore. Today, the company is introducing a crowdsourcing platform called Threadless Atrium, which is initially targeted at causes and cause-based marketing campaigns. “Threadless Atrium will allow other organization… → Read More
Most consumer Internet startups fall into a baker’s dozen of possible business models. In the first part of this post, I tried to lay out the three main buckets those business models fall into (media, paid service… → Read More
In my last post, I discussed why the odds of a rookie entrepreneur getting seed financing from a VC are very slim. The reality is that less than 5% of venture money goes to seed-stage startups; VCs typically invest when a company has a working product, a tested business model, and a strong management team. It’s the entrepreneurs who take the risk; not the VCs. They beg and borrow money from… → Read More
Awesome but even if this shirt makes it through Threadless’s scoring process, there’s no reason for me to buy it. My wife doesn’t like walking through the mall with as it is. This T-shirt would earn me zero points. → Read More
For the past four and a half years, anyone who has visited Digg has seen the work of Daniel Burka. But starting at the end of this month, Burka is moving on to a new project, he writes on the company’s blog today. Meanwhile, Digg is bringing in another high profile web designer to be its new Director of Design and User Experience, Jeffrey Kalmikoff, best known for his work on Threadless.
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The store is built on Zazzle‘s platform, which handles the printing, shipping, and billing. Zazzle is rolling out partner stores focused on other online communities as well, but this could turn out to be the best… → Read More