KillerStartups Weekly Roundup


You’re busy. We get it. The fast pace and crazy work hours of startup life make it impossible to keep up with all the latest startup news, trends, and tips – and worrying that you’ve missed out is no way to begin the weekend. That’s why we’ve rounded up this week’s hottest startup stories from KillerStartups below…



  • Astonish Email. No, “email marketing campaign” is not a sleep mantra. A smart email marketing strategy will boost your business to the “killing it” level. Take advantage of this fun service to build better campaigns.
  • Kittyo. Keep your cats happy from afar. This rocks. What can I say, I’m a cat owner. Which, by the way, puts me in the company of some highly energized Kickstarter backers – that should be of interest to those without felines.
  • Lawkick. Affordable legal help that’s easy to find. Nuff said. Especially geared to handle startups’ needs. Answer all the toughest questions on a bootstrapped budget.
  • Newsbeat. Check out this customizable news radio app. “Become editor in chief of your own news desk” in less than five minutes.



  • Founders remain anonymous due to threats. Who knew an art related app could cause such a stir? Behold the power of an effective algorithm! Must read to believe.
  • Michael Bates. He set out to build and market an iPhone app in 5 days. A lot to be learned from the experiment. Gotta love entrepreneurs already running a tech and design company still pushing their limits.
  • Katrina Lake. The CEO/janitor? It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock ‘n’ roll. Oh, but such sweet sounding music when you arrive there.


Tips & Trends

  • Let ‘em drink! Meaning the staff. Seriously. We are on the brink of an enlightened age of employment. See what other benefits will keep the brightest working hard for your company.
  • 7 keys to building a successful brand. Most brands fall short. Don’t fall into the surprisingly large group of clueless small business executives and entrepreneurs. This is how to go about branding correctly.
  • Calling out the assholes. Emma McGowan makes a case for keeping scumbags in the limelight, eventually pressuring companies to purge the jerks from the startup community – for the sake of the bottom dollar at the very very, very least. Bravo.


Photo Credits

Mark Fischer