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Springwise Updates – November 2012

Updates

Innovations and updates from businesses previously featured on Springwise.

We’re always keen to hear from businesses that we’ve covered in the past, to see how they’re getting along and to share their successes. Here’s a snapshot of some of these startup’s progress since we last covered them:
Crowd Seats
Seeking to fill up those empty seats in stadiums across the US, Crowd Seats launched a deal-a-day model focused on sports events. Crowd Seats are now working with a number of major sports teams in nine cities and recently launched in Miami. They have also launched an Additional Deals initiative, where sports fans can have more options to choose from when selecting the type of ticket they would like to receive a discount on. Read our article on Crowd Seats >>
Muuse
Harnessing the power of the crowd as well as giving exposure to young designers, Muuse launched last year with the intention of gauging the popularity of designs before they came into being. They recently crowdfunded their latest project, a collection conceived by the most popular designer on the website – Heidi Paula. Muuse sought funding from the masses to make this design range a reality, and have just surpassed their USD 15,000 goal. Read our article on Muuse >>
Crowd Seats
Seeking to fill up those empty seats in stadiums across the US, Crowd Seats launched a deal-a-day model focused on sports events. Crowd Seats are now working with a number of major sports teams in nine cities and recently launched in Miami. They have also launched an Additional Deals initiative, where sports fans can have more options to choose from when selecting the type of ticket they would like to receive a discount on. Read our article on Crowd Seats >>
EVRYTHNG
EVRYTHNG was an interesting discovery when we came across it in February of this year. Hoping to connect the ever more intermingling worlds of online and offline, the service gives online identities to physical objects. An oven could tell its owner the best place to get it fixed, for example. The company has just left private beta, and is launching with some impressive backing – including Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom’s Atomico Ventures. Read our article on EVRYTHNG >>
Muuse
Harnessing the power of the crowd as well as giving exposure to young designers, Muuse launched last year with the intention of gauging the popularity of designs before they came into being. They recently crowdfunded their latest project, a collection conceived by the most popular designer on the website – Heidi Paula. Muuse sought funding from the masses to make this design range a reality, and have just surpassed their USD 15,000 goal. Read our article on Muuse >>
Crowd Seats
Seeking to fill up those empty seats in stadiums across the US, Crowd Seats launched a deal-a-day model focused on sports events. Crowd Seats are now working with a number of major sports teams in nine cities and recently launched in Miami. They have also launched an Additional Deals initiative, where sports fans can have more options to choose from when selecting the type of ticket they would like to receive a discount on. Read our article on Crowd Seats >>
OfficePOD
Way back in 2009 we discovered OfficePOD, aiming to offer a neat little solution to space restrictions by providing a small office that can be assembled in most domestic areas. The company was about to unveil their line of pods to the market. Since then the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has bought a pod to conduct live radio interviews in and the company has recently started producing larger pods. They are also about to install an OfficePOD in a London children’s hospital where it will be used for private meetings between doctors and parents. Read our article on OfficePOD >>
EVRYTHNG
EVRYTHNG was an interesting discovery when we came across it in February of this year. Hoping to connect the ever more intermingling worlds of online and offline, the service gives online identities to physical objects. An oven could tell its owner the best place to get it fixed, for example. The company has just left private beta, and is launching with some impressive backing – including Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom’s Atomico Ventures. Read our article on EVRYTHNG >>
Muuse
Harnessing the power of the crowd as well as giving exposure to young designers, Muuse launched last year with the intention of gauging the popularity of designs before they came into being. They recently crowdfunded their latest project, a collection conceived by the most popular designer on the website – Heidi Paula. Muuse sought funding from the masses to make this design range a reality, and have just surpassed their USD 15,000 goal. Read our article on Muuse >>
Crowd Seats
Seeking to fill up those empty seats in stadiums across the US, Crowd Seats launched a deal-a-day model focused on sports events. Crowd Seats are now working with a number of major sports teams in nine cities and recently launched in Miami. They have also launched an Additional Deals initiative, where sports fans can have more options to choose from when selecting the type of ticket they would like to receive a discount on. Read our article on Crowd Seats >>
Roamler
When we first covered Roamler in June of last year it was still in beta. The premise behind the business is simple – iPhone users are encouraged to help complete simple tasks such as taking a photo of a product in a shop to show that it is still in stock. Last year it launched with Heineken and the City of Amsterdam as its partners. Now, it has added Royal Mail, the Greater London Authority, and TomTom to its ranks and its user base has swelled to over 3000 in the UK. Read our article on Roamler >>
OfficePOD
Way back in 2009 we discovered OfficePOD, aiming to offer a neat little solution to space restrictions by providing a small office that can be assembled in most domestic areas. The company was about to unveil their line of pods to the market. Since then the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has bought a pod to conduct live radio interviews in and the company has recently started producing larger pods. They are also about to install an OfficePOD in a London children’s hospital where it will be used for private meetings between doctors and parents. Read our article on OfficePOD >>
EVRYTHNG
EVRYTHNG was an interesting discovery when we came across it in February of this year. Hoping to connect the ever more intermingling worlds of online and offline, the service gives online identities to physical objects. An oven could tell its owner the best place to get it fixed, for example. The company has just left private beta, and is launching with some impressive backing – including Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom’s Atomico Ventures. Read our article on EVRYTHNG >>
Muuse
Harnessing the power of the crowd as well as giving exposure to young designers, Muuse launched last year with the intention of gauging the popularity of designs before they came into being. They recently crowdfunded their latest project, a collection conceived by the most popular designer on the website – Heidi Paula. Muuse sought funding from the masses to make this design range a reality, and have just surpassed their USD 15,000 goal. Read our article on Muuse >>
Crowd Seats
Seeking to fill up those empty seats in stadiums across the US, Crowd Seats launched a deal-a-day model focused on sports events. Crowd Seats are now working with a number of major sports teams in nine cities and recently launched in Miami. They have also launched an Additional Deals initiative, where sports fans can have more options to choose from when selecting the type of ticket they would like to receive a discount on. Read our article on Crowd Seats >>