Hey, Trevor here.
How I’m improving the newsletter
Quality over quantity. I’m picking the best-fitting startups only and publish two startups per post. Every startup published is heavily researched.
Revenue is king. Startups that make a profit early have a strong chance to survive. Customers vote with their wallets. A startup should have at least one paying customer to be featured in the newsletter. (there are exceptions)
Early-stage traction. I’m focusing my energy on early-stage technology startups that are gaining momentum and traction. Preferable before the Series A funding round.
🇺🇸 Dewey: Search, organize, and share all your Twitter bookmarks into your favorite note-taking tools. (Founded 2021, Total Funding Amount: bootstrapped)
How it works
Transform your Twitter bookmarks into organized collections of tweets and threads. Sort, tag, search, and export instead of burying them deeper with every new bookmark added.
Potentially, Dewey can become a platform that enables curators to build audiences and create collections of fascinating digital content.
Check out the “how-to-use Dewey” page for the full picture.
Launched ~15 days ago
150 daily active users using the product. ~700 on the waitlist waiting to use it.
“We will likely keep the product free as our grander vision is to create an economy for curators much like we now see an economy for creators” — Co-founder, Yuriy
Based in San Francisco, US, co-founded by Yuriy Yarovoy, Tom Harari, and Alex Prober. The Dewey team is a powerhouse that consists of serial entrepreneurs. They have a lot of experience building and designing products.
“Twitter can be the Library of Alexandria, a collection of deep knowledge and insight, but it lacks a good librarian to organize the texts.”
Dewey gives us a way to become our own librarians, curate our bookmarks, and if we choose, share them with the world.”
Why it’s worth checking out
I’m bullish on Twitter. I’m also bullish on apps that make Twitter a better place.
🇺🇸 Company X (Upgrade to reveal the name): Sell Shopify subscriptions effortlessly. (Founded 2020, Total Funding Amount: pre-seed)
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