Posts Tagged ‘internet startup’

Startup – From Idea to Maturation to Sale

November 24, 2008 Leave a comment

At TOKiBiz we develop the foundation for online applications to mature into successful internet startups. We start with an idea, create the model, build the brand, and then launch the application. Once the initial development is complete, and the application has developed its foundation, we then look for a buyer who can take that startup to the next level.

Bizak has been online now for 6 months, has developed that foundation, has received a tremendous amount of interest and is now ready for a buyer who can expand its reach. Both Bizak and infoMedMD were built with the ability to quickly & affordable scale operations with total costs being under $500/year.

We are now opening up discussions with interested parties and if you too are interested in acquiring Bizak please contact Tom O’Keefe at 617-947-8071 or tom[at]tokibiz[dot]net.



November 5, 2008 Leave a comment

Microsoft just released a program called BizSpark which is “designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing key resources when they need it the most”  Some of these services include software, support and visibility which allows startups to access Microsoft development tools, connect with network partners and receive global visibility.

BizSpark is free for startups who’ve been in business for under 3 years and generate less than $1 million in yearly revenues.  For the program guide please visit .docstoc.

Under the Radar – Dealmaker Media

November 5, 2008 Leave a comment

Bizak is one of the finalists in this month’s Under the Radar startup showdown sponsored by Dealmaker Media and hosted by VenCorps. Like Mashable’s Startup Showdown this too comes with a $50,000 investment. VenCorps is an online community that provides human powered capital for internet startups.

The Presentation Video

Startup Statistics from Bizak

September 26, 2008 1 comment

Bizak allows entrepreneurs to categorize and search for startups according to industry, business type and revenue source.  As of September 26, 2008, Internet industry startups utilizing social networking tools with in house advertising is the most popular type of startup.  

The stickies below outline the most popular types of startups in their respective categories.  Google Adsense still remains very popular at 20% of all revenue models, even though I feel that it has become worthless.  My preference has always been a subscription model in one form or another – Bizak and infoMedMD both integrate a subscription model with corporate services.  Deciding whether to offer services for Free or Not Free are usually the deciding factors between a subscription or advertising model and whether you’re targeting consumers or corporations.  Generally speaking, consumers want your product for free whereas corporations are willing to pay for value added services and/or data. 

Top Startup Industries on Bizak:  Internet (35%), Arts & Entertainment (9%), Computers & Electronics (8%), Business (4%), Politics & Media (4%) and Retail (4%).

Top Website Types on Bizak:  Social Networking (16%), Ecommerce (14%), Consulting Services (11%), Content (9%), Blogs (9%), Video (6%), and Business Networking (6%).

Top Revenue Sources on Bizak:  In-House Advertising (22%), Google Adsense (20%), Product Sales (20%), Consulting Fees (17%), and Subscriptions (11%).  Back in May I also highlighted the top revenue sources on Bizak and it’s good to see with more data that Google Adsense has decreased significantly while product sales have increased.  Based on our statistics in May 2008 (a month after launch) Google Adsense was at 39%, Product sales at 14% and In-House Advertising was 12%.  Subscriptions and Services have remained relatively constant at 11% and still less then 1% use Microsoft Search Advertising and Yahoo Search Marketing for revenues.

Health 2.0 – infoMedMD Website Launch

Web Medical Symptoms

After 6 months of planning and development infoMedMD went live this evening.  InfoMedMD is an intelligent healthcare application which through a series of questions (infoMeds) provides you with personalized medical information specific to you and your symptoms.

To start, either browse the medical symptoms or take the screening test which will give you the most relevant information according to your age and sex.

Many thanks to Paul Yeaton of Fortunate13 for the design and Steve Callan for making the application work!

Website Worth & Valuation

June 25, 2008 2 comments

Rick Breslin of the Drive Thru Internet Marketing Podcast recently interviewed Tom O’Keefe about the benefits of Bizak for both startups and investors. Topics in the video podcast include:

  • What is Bizak?
  • Website Worth and Industry Data Comparison
  • Startups Can Register for Free
  • Investors Can Find Prospective Online Ventures
  • The Bizak Calculator – Earnings per Visitor (EPV)

Advertising Preferred Business Model for 58% of Startups

June 16, 2008 2 comments

Revenue Models of Web Internet StartupsAccording to the latest numbers from Bizak (and to no surprise),  58% of startups rely on advertising as their primary revenue model.

Of this 58%, 25% use in house advertising, 22% implement Google Adsense and 11% use affiliate marketing services like Commission Junction.

Less than 1% of startups use Yahoo Search Marketing or Microsoft Search Advertising