Deals and Discovery Marketplace for
Software, Tech, and Web Apps
Houston, TX: SaaS Invaders, a private technology product deals and discovery marketplace has been acquired by Inturact, a SaaS marketing agency based in Houston, TX for an undisclosed amount. SaaS Invaders, previously headquartered in Montpellier, France, was founded by a team of marketers, developers and growth hackers in 2015 and has received international recognition for its featured product deals and focus on cloud-based platforms.
Yesterday Facebook is shutting down Parse (Building apps isn’t easy). In a blog post, Parse that it will be totally shut down on January 28th, 2017.
On this post you can read:
“We have a difficult announcement to make. Beginning today we’re winding down the Parse service, and Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. We’re proud that we’ve been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere.
We understand that this won’t be an easy transition, and we’re working hard to make this process as easy as possible. We are committed to maintaining the backend service during the sunset period, and are providing several tools to help migrate applications to other services.” Read more
But we have a solution for you: use Batch.com!
Today we would like to present you 10 amazing tools for growth you business, increase your productivity and get power! 🙂
Aircall: The best phone system for you team.
Description: Aircall isn’t just an application for managing calls to your business, it’s an all-in-one tool that will allow you to create a number in more that 40 countries, have a team for every number, and receive your calls from anywhere using a simple internet connection.
Plan: Starter $10 / Month. Until Sunday January 22 we credit your account with $108 on SaaS Invaders!
Prospect.io: Sales Prospecting, like a Boss
Description: Send emails directly from your Linkedin, add automatically prospect on Pipedrive and get notified on your Slack! If you want more information, read this article!
Plan: Free for 1 user and 50 email queries / month
Attach.io: The one place to control, share, and track your sales documents.
Description: Send your documents with Attach, know who opens, what pages they read and close more deals!
Plan: FREE for 3 documents.
Real Time Analytics: Google analytics, much better!
Description: Real Time Analytics it’s a perfect tool for to maximize your ROI. Real Time Analytics analyses the multiple channels acquisition about past and real time traffic to give you accurate projections about future traffic on your website.
Plan: Free for Open Beta
Heap: Instant, Retroactive Analytics
Description: Heap automatically captures and track every user action on your website or your app!
Plan: Free 5,000 sessions / months
Vyte.in: Schedule meetings 10x faster
Description: Spend 1 minute setting your availability preferences. Share your personal scheduling page with Clients, Users, Customers. They visit your Vyte page to pick an acceptable time, and the meeting is added to your calendar.
Polymail: Simple, beautiful, powerful email
Description: With Polymail start a new experience with this beautiful native app for Apple OS!
Plan: Free for Beta
Notify.ly: Get notified on Slack
Description: Get notification in your Slack when your startup is mentioned online!
Algolia: Build unique search experiences
Description: Incredible tool to hosted search API in your website and revelant results from the first keystroke.
Plan: Hacker FREE 10,000 records.
Mixmax: Make email awesome
Description: All in one tool for your Gmail: track emails, set up meetings in an instant, use templates, schedule emails!
Aircall is a tool for create your phone support in minutes! You get phone numbers in 30 countries directly in your app. You can assign calls at your team, custom messages, decide when your numbers is open to receive calls, analyze your performance and more!
Starter offer $10/month
Mention is the web monitoring platform. Mention monitor all the web, websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and billions of sources in real time! With Mention you never miss a conversation about your startup, you identify the influencers and you react immediately with your dashboard.
Starter offer $29/month
Mailjet is a email marketing tools to propel your startup! One solution for email marketing. With Mailjet you can create contact list management, personalize your email campaigns, use beautiful newsletter templates, sending email with SMTP relay, segment your contact list, run A/B testing and track all results!
Starter offer is FREE 🙂 (6000 emails a month & 200 emails/day)
Front is an incredible and simple tool for manage your inbox. With Front you receive and respond to all of your conversations directly in one application. Email, phone, SMS, Facebook, Twitter in one place! No more missed messages, great collaboration with your team, analytics into your team’s inboxes and find all your messages.
Starter offer is FREE! ? (1 team inbox, 5 users).
TextMaster is a online translation service. One place for translate all your content in more than 30 languages (web, newsletter, legal, marketing, technical, SEO, business content…). TextMaster select qualified freelance writer & translator! Online intuitive platform for translate documents and you receive your translations in just a few hours.
Basic offer is $0,039 per word!
Perry Oostdam Co-founder & CEO at Recruitee a fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool!
Hi Perry, could you tell us how did you come up with the idea to launch your start-up ?
I’ve met my co-founder Pawel online -on a platform for entrepreneurs. We’ve started GeoRun (a gps-based gaming company) four years ago. When our team grew, we looked around for a handy recruiting tool. We couldn’t really find a simple and intuitive tool, and decided to build our own tool for internal use. Several startups in Amsterdam and Poznan started to use our solution as well, and we realized Recruitee could be turned into a separate business. One year later, we’ve pivoted our business and got the whole team working on Recruitee.
Could you introduce your app in few lines ?
Recruitee is a fast, easy, collaborate hiring platform. We aim to be an industry standard for fast-growing teams, proving them with both a backend recruiting tool (ATS) and career site editor (employer branding).
Would you share with our community one funny anedocte about your start up ?
When we started this project (Recruitee had another name back then), we bought a domain name on one of the big auction sites. We had no external cash and decided to bootstrap our business at least till breakeven.
After two weeks of being live, we received a very angry letter from a NY law firm indicating that our name was infringing on their copyright. Damn it, and that after two weeks!
We bluffed that our operations would stay in Europe, and our initiative wouldn’t hurt their business in the US. One week later, a domain name broker approached us, asking if we would consider selling the domain.
We ended up selling the domain name for an amount that brought us to breakeven ;-).
What are your 3 favorites Saas apps ? Excluding yours of course 😉
If you had to compare your start-up, would it be a movie, a sport or a music band ? Which one and why ?
A movie. The Godfather of course! Why? Because we make you an offer you can’t refuse ;-).
Enjoy 50% discount on Recruitee during 6 months! Until september 20 ?
Bram Kanstein is an entrepreneur, Product Hunter and more! Bram makes us the pleasure to answer to some few questions.
Hi Bram, a few lines to tell us a bit more about your career?
I’ve been active in the internet world for some time now. Started at The Next Web with an internship and working in the Marketing team. Then I went on to work at an Amsterdam based investor, helping startups with product development and strategy. Tried and failed at 2 startups in between 🙂
Then I launched startupstash.com and joined Product Hunt as their European community manager. Now I’m off to pursue new adventures 🙂
Could you give us some tips to have a successfull launch on Producthunt?
Make sure your product is awesome of course 🙂 Find a hunter that has posted products in your vertical before. Check Whohunt.io for instance. Make sure you have a proper (not to long) comment ready + great images of your product you can add to the post. Stay active in the comments, thank people for upvoting (do this on Twitter) and try to leverage your appearance on PH with other publications like Techcrunch etc.
How do you select your Apps on Startupstash?
It took my about 5 months to index around 700 products. Eventually I chose 400 products to be in the first version of Startup Stash. I look at the product itself and what they offer. Basically it’s my own opinion of cool tools 🙂
It seems that you’re working on a new project … Timeforstartups. Can you tell us a bit more about this? 🙂
YES!! This is going to be a weekly show on Blab.im where I, together with an awesome co-host give feedback to 3 startups (20 minutes each, 1hr total). This will be live-streamed and shared on Youtube also. confirmed co-hosts are Chris Messina, Jonathon Triest, Owen Williams, Cody Simms, Marc Kohlbrugge, Levels.io, Emiel Janson and more!
Lastly, what are your 3 favorite Web Apps?
Getpoint.co: Share and discuss articles and websites with friends, directly from any webpage.
Getrevue.co: Create an engaging, gorgeous, weekly email newsletter.
And I use Twitter on Web A LOT 🙂
Follow Bram on Twitter!