I was reading TechCrunch when I stumbled across a story that I just had to share with all of you, it’s about a brand-new company called Firespotter. The company was started by former Google Voice CEO Craig Walker and funded by Google Ventures. This is one cool company and a small business worth highlighting on Small Business Saturday.
What I found interesting about this company is that it shares many similarities with the Domainer mindset. It is a group of people that have tons of great ideas, that have come together to turn their ideas into a reality. Here’s a quote from the Firespotter about page:
Ideas are sparks. Of the brightest that catch our attention, only a few can be coaxed into full-blown fires, and doing so under adverse conditions takes skill and expertise. Firespotter Labs takes the business of ideas a step further, to create perfect conditions from the very start, to turn ideas with potential into flames that revolutionize industries. (Source: http://www.firespotter.com/about)
Let’s face it, as Domainers we’re all people with great ideas, strong sparks for each of the names that we buy. Yes, there’s a lot of junk out there and most of the domains your average Domainer coins “Premium” really isn’t, but oftentimes the ideas behind them aren’t bad, they just aren’t acted on.
What I really like about this company is that they are taking their great ideas and then taking action. Now I’m not saying every Domainer should do this with every domain, but they should do it with one or two of their names. We are at an incredible time in global history where a person with a domain name and an idea doesn’t need millions of dollars to turn that idea into something amazing.
On their website they actually invite anyone to their headquarters to play a game of Ping Pong or HALO. I’m going to take them up on their offer, heck they’re less than an hour flight away and this is too damn cool not to see in person. So stay-tuned, this isn’t the last you’ll hear about this company from me, expect to see some video, interviews, etc. Through the process I hope to introduce them to our world because as Domainers we all have great ideas…the question is, how many of us take action and turn those ideas, those sparks, into something great?